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Derrick Brunson vs. Darren Till

Derrick Brunson vs. Darren Till


Here are three reasons to watch UFC Vegas 36, which takes place from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The UFC is back with another weekend of fights. Despite numerous cancellations of bouts due to the location of UFC Vegas 36 being changed from London to Las Vegas, the card still features a critical main event bout between Derek Brunson and Darren Till in a middleweight clash. With a victory, one man will likely move one step closer to a title shot and start their month of September on the right foot.

The card will also see a critical heavyweight co-main event between Tom Aspinall and Sergey Spivak, as both men will look to break into the upper-tier of a stacked division by the end of the year. Currently, Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane will fight for the heavyweight championship in the near future, as the division looks to restart its rotation after an extensive log-jam in the top-5.

With that said, here are three reasons why UFC Vegas 36 is worth checking out on top of a busy Saturday in sports.


1. Darren Till looks for a fresh start

The former one-time UFC welterweight title challenger looks to begin a consistent roll in a new division. Till suffered a unanimous decision loss to former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, in April in a lackluster outing. A win here could elevate till into title contention on Saturday night.

2. UFC goes head-to-head with college football

For the first time in a year, ESPN will have its hands full with sporting events this fall. As opposed to the traditional 7 p.m. ET start time that Fight Night shows are accustomed to, this event will begin earlier in the day to accommodate a busy week 1 slate of games. In any event, fans of both sports will get to witness a multitude of action at once during a packed Saturday in sports. And who doesn’t love football and the UFC in one day, right?

3. The UFC debut of Paddy Pimblett

The man who many believe is the second coming of Conor McGregor, Paddy Pimblett, will finally make his UFC debut against Luigi Vendramini to open the main card. The 16-3 prospect is a highly-touted European champion and one to watch for his brash personality and electric fighting style.

With a win, the UFC may just have its next big international star.

UFC Vegas 36 takes place on Sept. 4, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.