UFC Dublin is shaping up nicely and with the recently announced welterweight bout between Denmark’s Nicolas Dalby and Britain’s Darren Till, European fans are in for a real treat. This will serve as the second UFC bout for both fighters who both made their debuts on the same night in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 67.
Nicolas “The Sharpshooter” Dalby is undefeated in fourteen bouts and took a split decision win over Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos in Brazil. The former Cage Warriors welterweight champion has four wins by KO/TKO and three by submission. Dalby has a solid wrestling game and his unorthodox striking is improving with every fight.
Britain’s Darren Till is also undefeated with a professional record of 13-0 and has nine wins by KO/TKO and two by submission. Till was born in Liverpool but has since relocated to Brazil and has only ever competed in Brazil. As expected he has an great ground game and a strong striking background which has seen him stop a number of opponents in devastating fashion.
Dam I love this fight, these two are two of my favourite European Welterweight’s and we can definitely expect fireworks in this one. Dalby has such a strong grappling base and great cardio so will be very interesting to see where he will look to take this fight. Likewise Till will be comfortable wherever this fight takes place.
As much as I hate seeing European fighters compete against each other (because I never really want any of them to lose) this fight will be a great stepping stone for the winner in a stacked Welterweight division. Will fighting in Dublin be a factor for Till who lives in Brazil? I suspect not. I also think that two natural fighters in front of a crazy Dublin crowd will only bring out the very best in both of these guys and make for a very entertaining bout.
The UFC Dublin fight card is as follows:
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
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