- MMA columnist for ESPN.com
- Analyst for “MMA Live”
- Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun
Saturday afternoon’s matinee UFC Fight Night will feature an important matchup in the middleweight division, as Derek Brunson meets Darren Till in the main event.
Brunson (22-7) and Till (18-3-1) are the Nos. 5 and 7-ranked middleweights in the UFC, respectively. With the reigning champ, Israel Adesanya, always looking for fresh matchups, this could be a No. 1 contender fight, especially for Till, who has not faced Adesanya. Brunson lost to Adesanya in 2018.
That said, it would be a mistake to sleep on Brunson as a title challenger as well. The 37-year-old has found his stride in recent years and is riding a four-fight win streak.
Who has the edge in this 185-pound matchup? ESPN asked several experts for their breakdowns and picks.
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