UFC Vegas 36 Review Podcast

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UFC Vegas 36 is now one for the books and it provided a solid night of fights. With a British feel throughout the card, four of five UK natives managed to secure victories, with just headliner, Darren Till suffering defeat at the hands of Derek Brunson.

The MMASucka podcast hosts, Tim Wheaton and Frazer Krohn broke down the UFC Vegas 36 card in our latest podcast. The podcast also includes talk on, ring girls, oblique kicks, unified rules and much more. Keep it locked every Monday for the latest MMASucka podcast.

UFC Vegas 36 Review Podcast

Standout Performances

As we talked about on the podcast, there were a number of standout performances. Paddy Pimblett exploded onto the scene with a first-round knockout. The highly-touted prospect and former CageWarriors champion had to face a degree of adversity in the bout, having been clipped and almost dropped, taken down and did seem to be in trouble. Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping commented on the broadcast that Pimblett was backing up with his chin up in the air, something that ‘The Baddy’ needs to address going forwards. His performance saw him receive a $50 performance bonus.

Staying in Britain, Tom Aspinall continues his rise in the heavyweight division. The most exciting prospect Britain has had since his teammate, Till entered the UFC. Late notice opponent, Sergey Spivak was on a good run entering the bout, notching three straight wins. What played out was domination from the Brit. Aspinall dominated for as long as it lasted, ending it with a vicious elbow on the break, leading to a ground and pound finish.

Welshman, Jack Shore‘s performance is going under the radar as he dominated his late-notice opponent, Liudvik Sholinian to a dominant decision victory. The win saw him progress to 15-0 in his professional career. Outlanding his opponent 104-33, Shore needs a step up in competition next time out.

Disappointing Loss for Darren Till

As we mentioned on the podcast, UFC Vegas 36 headliner, Darren Till has holes in his game that he can’t seem to fix. His takedown defence, although it looked good in parts, simply isn’t good enough at the highest level. Although his takedown defence is 78% during his UFC career, it’s the 22% of takedowns that land that cause the issues. His last two bouts against Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson were arguably lost due to his inability to defend multiple takedowns.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 04: Derek Brunson secures a rear choke submission against Darren Till of England in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Till is still only 28 and seems to have reached a crossroads in his career. With a record of 1-4 in his last five, he needs a drop-down in competition and a reset in order to regain his momentum in the UFC. He’s still a pull, still entertaining and could still be a star, with a few tweeks, the UK fans will hope he gets back on the winning path.

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Frazer Krohn has been with MMASucka for nearly 5 years. He is the host of the MMASucka podcast, which is released every Monday. He's the author of a series of six books about MMA, which were published in 2023.

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