UFC Vegas 36 also known as UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till aired on Sunday, September 5 live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The event was stacked with UK talent and timed for their fans, who saw their favorites go 4-1.
Derek Brunson stops Darren Till
The main event middleweight contenders match between #5 Derek Brunson versus #7 Darren Till proved styles make fights. Till opened strong with sharpshooter striking, so Brunson countered with powerful takedowns and grinding ground control.
In the third round, Till scored with a near knockdown, but Brunson's wrestling made the difference - he recovered and ended the fight with a rear naked choke. Brunson said, "I'm tired of these guys not mentioning my name... I've been busting my butt for four years after my loss to get back to this point, so I'm ready to content. I'm really good on the ground and wanted to showcase it."
Aspinall gets TKO win
The co-main event between heavyweight finishers #13 Tom Aspinall and #14 Serghei Spivac meant that someone's win streak had to end. Aspinall's fast and powerful hands got the job done in just 2:30 of the first round.
It started with a hard elbow that wobbled Spivac backwards, and he followed up with ground and pound for the TKO victory. Aspinall said, “I'm extremely happy. Every time I get in this place, I'm *** scared to death. I express myself through my fear... I use it to my advantage and I feel amazing. I'm trying to move up this thing slow. If I'm #13, then give me #12."
McCann and Pimblett steal spotlight
In her 7th walk to the Octagon, South Korea's Kim Ji-Yeon took on fellow UFC veteran Molly McCann of England and made it a women's flyweight battle for the ages. The two went through all three rounds with gritty boxing and heartfelt determination and earned the Fight of the Night Award for their efforts. In a close one on the scorecards, McCann claimed the win
Paddy Pimblett earned a Performance of the Night Award for his TKO of Luigi Vendramini in the first round. It was a hard UFC debut for Pimblett as Vendramini rocked him and took him down, but the Liverpudlian weathered the adversity to find his momentum and finished the Brazilian with a barrage of punches.
UFC Vegas 36 Full Results: FIGHT OF THE NIGHT
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT
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