With an impressive first round TKO victory over “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone at UFC Gdansk, Darren Till has put the entire UFC welterweight division on notice. Not only did the undefeated contender extend his winning streak by one more, but he also has positioned himself in the big leagues now. An instant verbal altercation with Mike Perry after the fight could very well be the beginning of an interesting rivalry.
Cowboy is not someone any fighter can take lightly. However, Till’s dominant victory over him could very well signify the beginning of a new era for the Welterweight division.
Till’s standup game at UFC Gdansk was pretty impressive in my opinion. The shots that rocked Cowboy were nothing more than well-timed punches in good old fashioned boxing style. With a few more punches and elbows, Till was able to put Cowboy on the ground and gain a well-fought TKO victory.
Kudos to Cowboy for giving an opportunity to an unranked contender like Till. It was a big risk for him to go against someone like Till. Yet, he never hesitated one moment.
When the opportunity presented itself, Till seemed to have made full use of it. With an undefeated record, Till is could very well be the next big thing in the Welterweight division. However, he is yet to be tested against the top welterweights of the UFC. A few more victories over them could easily place him in the title run within the new couple of years.
Though Mike Perry and Darren Till almost came to blows after the fight at UFC Gdansk, it is a matchup we are not likely to see quite soon yet. Perry is scheduled to face Santiago Ponzinibbio in December. Almost, all the top 10 contenders in the welterweight division have interesting matchups coming up before the end of this year.
Till could fight the winner of Perry vs. Ponzinibbio next, or he could even fight the winner of Condit vs. Magny in my opinion. One more fight before the end of 2017 may not be possible for him. He has a great future in 2018 with many interesting options lining up now. No matter what his next fight is going to be, the top welterweights of the UFC now have one more raging young contender to worry about.