32 Facts About Darren Till


Darren Till is an English professional mixed martial artist and former Muay Thai fighter.

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Darren Till currently competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Darren Till dropped out of high school at the age of 14 to focus on the sport, turning professional a year later and beginning to train in MMA with Team Kaobon at the age of 17.

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Darren Till subsequently joined Astra Fight Team in Balneario Camboriu, despite being unable to speak Portuguese and with minimal knowledge of grappling.

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Darren Till spent most of his early MMA career in Brazil under the guidance of Astra Fight Team.

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Darren Till had 11 fights in Brazil and one in Argentina prior to joining the UFC, with just two going to a decision.

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Darren Till faced Brazilian Wendell de Oliveira Marques in his UFC debut on nine days' notice at UFC Fight Night 67 on 30 May 2015.

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Darren Till knocked out Oliveira and secured his first UFC win.

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Darren Till next faced Nicolas Dalby on 24 October 2015 at UFC Fight Night 76.

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Darren Till missed the non-title Welterweight limit of 171 pounds by 5 pounds, and had to give 20 percent of his fight earnings to his opponent.

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Darren Till explained that he had missed weight due to his long lay off from competition and that his body had not responded as well to the weight cutting process as it had in the past.

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On 1 August 2017, Darren Till announced that he had signed a new, five-fight deal with the UFC.

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Darren Till faced Bojan Velickovic on 2 September 2017 at UFC Fight Night 115.

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Darren Till faced Donald Cerrone on 21 October 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.

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Darren Till faced former UFC Welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 130 on 27 May 2018.

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Darren Till was given the opportunity to face Tyron Woodley on 8 September 2018 at UFC 228, challenging him for the UFC Welterweight Championship.

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Darren Till lost the fight via D'Arce choke submission in the second round.

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Darren Till faced Robert Whittaker on 26 July 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs Darren Till.

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Darren Till lost the fight via unanimous decision, though many admired Till's performance against a former title holder in Whittaker.

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Darren Till was scheduled to face Jack Hermansson on 5 December 2020 at UFC on ESPN 19.

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Darren Till was replaced by Kevin Holland, who was later replaced by Marvin Vettori.

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Darren Till was forced to pull out from the match due to an undisclosed injury.

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Darren Till was scheduled to face Marvin Vettori on 10 April 2021, at UFC on ABC 2 On the week before the fight, Darren Till was forced to pull out from the match due to a broken collarbone, and he was replaced by Kevin Holland.

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Darren Till faced Derek Brunson on 4 September 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Darren Till.

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Darren Till lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in round three.

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Darren Till was scheduled to face Jack Hermansson on 23 July 2022, at UFC Fight Night 208.

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Darren Till was replaced by Chris Curtis after being forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury.

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Darren Till has a tattoo on his left arm of the mother of his child, which he got as a birthday gift.

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Darren Till has a tattoo on the right side of his neck with the name of his sister Caitlin.

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Darren Till is a fan of his hometown football team Liverpool FC.

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On 18 April 2019, Darren Till was arrested in Tenerife after trashing a hotel room when he was asked to leave, and for stealing a taxi while the driver was loading his luggage into the trunk.

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Darren Till was penalized by Swedish police for driving under the influence of alcohol with over three times the legal limit in his system on 31 July 2022.

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