Darren Till had survived a near-stoppage in his first round against Dricus Du Plessis and rallied in the second round. But wrestling remained his undoing as he gave up a third-round submission against the South African fighter on UFC 282’s main card.
Till may have re-injured his surgically repaired ACL, UFC commentator Jon Anik revealed after the fight, which ended via rear-naked choke after Du Plessis quickly advanced to mount and secured the finish. It was the one-time welterweight title challenger’s third straight loss and left him at 1-4 in his past five. Du Plessis secured his fourth straight UFC win.
Here’s what fighters had to say about Dricus Du Plessis and Darren Till.
What the freak, Till just freaking gave up there.— Funky (@Benaskren) December 11, 2022
Rule 1: Never count Darren Till out.— Diana Belbiță (@DianaBelbita) December 11, 2022
Rule 2: Never count Dricus DuPlessis out.
Welp, I’m not sure what’s going thru Tills head atm. That’s a rough stretch but great competitive fight for sure! Du Plessis did what he needed to do. Great win over a former title contender! #UFC282— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) December 11, 2022
Great win for Du Plessis! Got a lot to take back and improve on from this showing.. great to have a fresh name in the 185lb div coming up..— Megan Anderson (@MeganAnderson) December 11, 2022
Tough L for Till.. now 3 in a row #UFC282
Crossroads for Till. Feel for him.— Aleksandar Rakic (@rakic_ufc) December 11, 2022
That was so weird— Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) December 11, 2022
Till has nothing to be ashamed of he fought hard especially after gettin unloaded on in the first great second round come back too— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) December 11, 2022