Till (18-4-1 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) dropped his second straight bout and fourth in five fights when he was submitted by Derek Brunson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 191 on Saturday.
Oliveira (31-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC), who once lost four of six in a two-year stretch, was able to completely turn his career around in 2018. He won nine straight en route to the 155-pound strap.
So as a fighter who’s experienced ups and downs throughout his career, Oliveira offered words of advice to the struggling Till after he used him as an example of someone who never stopped fighting for his championship dreams.
“Keep you head up, never give up! God knows everything. Return home, get back to the gym – train and dedicated yourself. Hey @darrentill2we’re here my ma’, if you need our support, lets train together. “
Keep you head up, never give up! God knows everything. Return home, get back to the gym – train and dedicated yourself.
— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) September 5, 2021
One of the most popular fighters on the roster, Till was seeking new life when he moved up to 185 pounds, but hasn’t been able to get a run going. After edging out Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244, the native of Liverpool, England, dropped two straight to former champion Robert Whittaker and, most recently, Brunson on Saturday.
Till had no answer for Brunson’s ground game and after showing toughness to survive Brunson’s ground-and-pound barrage, ultimately was submitted in Round 3.
Another fighter who offered Till advice was rising star Khamzat Chimaev, who extended him a hand to come out and train with him.
“@DerekBrunson Congratulations good job @darrentill2 Come to Sweden I will help you with wrestling.”
— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) September 5, 2021
Twitter reacts to Derek Brunson’s dominant finish of Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 191