Previous Final Preventing Championship (UFC) welterweight title contender Darren Until is hoping to replicate his good results at 170 pounds and blast his way into a middleweight title shot, a journey that continues with Derek Brunson atop the UFC Vegas 36 blended martial arts (MMA) celebration on Sept. 4 in Las Vegas.
“I just want to conquer Derek Brunson in the initially spherical, then we’ll see,” Till instructed The MMA Hour. “I know I’ve acquired the instruments to defeat Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya, Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa, Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall, Sean Strickland, all these fellas. I know it.”
Until, 28, doesn’t have any one shaking in their boots because going up in fat again in late 2019. Just after capturing a razor-skinny break up conclusion about Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244, the 18-3-1 “Gorilla” went down on points to former 185-pound winner Robert Whittaker in the UFC on ESPN 14 major party.
“I have visualizations of profitable that belt,” Until continued. “I truly believe it, I don’t just say it. With all the antics, that is hyping fights. Never get it twisted, I really do not acquire this frivolously. I wake up every day and set my soul, mind and body by way of hell and back again.”
A victory more than the No. 5-ranked Brunson might not be ample to land Until the next crack at the middleweight crown, but it could be ample for “The Gorilla” to generate a title eliminator against the winner of this battle, or possibly a shot at the loser of Adesanya vs. Whittaker, who are anticipated to rematch in early 2022.