Darren Till TKO’s ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, gets in heated confrontation with Mike Perry

Darren Till has arrived as a top 10 welterweight now

Darren Till proclaimed that he would one day become the best fighter in the world and that journey took a big step forward on Saturday in Poland.

The undefeated welterweight prospect made short work of veteran contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with a devastating first round TKO to cap off the card in the main event.

Till showed no fear in the face of his toughest opponent to date as he walked down Cerrone from the opening belt, throwing a flurry of straight punches that continued to find a home on the former two-time UFC title contender.

Cerrone didn’t seem to have an answer for Till’s size and reach advantage as he even went for a pair of takedowns to slow down the brutish Brit, who looked at least a weight class bigger than the American.

With time ticking away in the opening round, Till connected on a nasty combination with a left and a right straight down the middle that clipped and staggered Cerrone. It was all but over at that point as Till rushed forward with a barrage of shots until Cerrone fell to the mat and referee Marc Goddard stopped the fight.

The end came at 4:02 in the opening round.

Following the win, Till wasted no time turning his attention to another opponent as fellow welterweight striker Mike Perry just happened to be sitting cage side and he called for that matchup when he makes his return to action.

“I have my eye on Mike Perry,” Till said as Perry climbed up to the Octagon from his front row seat on the outside. “Me and you were meant to fight.”

The two fighters began shouting at each other with only the Octagon wall separating them until security intervened and they were separated.

If Till really wants that fight, he may have to wait a while because Perry is already matched up with top 10 ranked welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio in December. Should Perry get the win, a fight with Till in 2018 would be hard to deny by the UFC matchmakers.

Here are the full results from UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till

MAIN EVENT: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (punches) at 4:30, R1

Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jan Blachowicz def. Devin Clark by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:02, R2

Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marcin Held def. Nasrat Haqparast by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brian Kelleher def. Damian Stasiak by TKO (punches) at 3:39, R3

Ramazan Emeev def. Sam Alvey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andre Fili def. Artem Lobov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Warlley Alves def. Salim Touahri by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Aspen Ladd def. Lina Lansberg by TKO (punches) at 2:33, R2

Josh Emmett def. Felipe Arantes by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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