Dricus du Plessis and Darren Till squared off in a highly anticipated UFC middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 198 on November 13, 2021. The two fighters entered the octagon with impressive records and high expectations from fans and experts alike. The fight lived up to the hype, as both fighters displayed their skills and heart throughout the three rounds of action.
The first round was a back-and-forth affair, with both fighters landing significant strikes and trying to establish dominance. Du Plessis showed his power early on, connecting with a heavy right hand that sent Till reeling. However, Till recovered quickly and continued to land his own shots, including a strong left hook that stunned du Plessis. The round ended with neither fighter gaining a clear advantage.
In the second round, du Plessis started to take control of the fight. He landed a number of hard shots, including a big left hand that rocked Till. The South African fighter also showed his grappling skills, taking Till down and controlling him on the ground. Till tried to fight back with some strikes of his own but was unable to turn the tide in his favor.
The third and final round saw du Plessis continue to dominate, as he landed a number of strikes and secured another takedown. Till was unable to mount any significant offense, and du Plessis cruised to a unanimous decision victory. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 in favor of du Plessis.
The win was a huge moment for du Plessis, who improved his UFC record to 3-0 and established himself as a rising star in the middleweight division. For Till, the loss was a setback, but he showed his toughness and resilience throughout the fight. Both fighters put on an impressive performances and left fans eager to see what they have in store for the future.