UFC Gdansk Recap: Till Upsets Cerrone

At the end of the main event, one of the broadcasters for the UFC’s Fight Night event in Gdansk, Poland, shouted “Darren Till shocks the world!” That statement may not be far from the truth.

Till scored a huge upset victory today in the main event of the UFC card at the Ergo Arena, defeating UFC fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Cerrone started the bout with a takedown attempt, but Till saw it coming and stopped it before working on the legs of Cerrone. Cerrone was able to get a takedown, but Till quickly got back up. The two grapple against the cage until around the halfway mark of the round.

Till then began to pressure Cerrone and fired away with overhand lefts. Suddenly, Till stunned Cerrone, who had his back to the cage, with a straight left on the button. Till fired away, and when Cerrone turned away and covered up on the ground, the referee halted the bout, giving Till the biggest win of his MMA career.

After the bout, Till called out Mike Perry, who happened to be at cage side. The two ended up having a heated verbal confrontation.

UFC Fight Night: Gdansk Results:
Welterweight: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (Rd. 1, 4:20)
Women’s Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz def. Devin Clark via submission (standing rear-naked choke) (Rd. 2, 3:02)
Middleweight: Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

UFC Fight Night: Gdansk Preliminary Card Results:
Lightweight: Marcin Held def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher def. Damian Stasiak via third-round TKO (3:34)
Catchweight (189 lbs.): Ramazan Emeev def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Featherweight: Andre Fili def. Artem Lobov via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Welterweight: Warlley Alves def. Salim Touahri via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Women’s Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd def. Lina Lansberg via second-round TKO (2:33)
Featherweight: Josh Emmett def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-25)

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