Taking main event status at the UFC Apex facility, a middleweight showdown between the #5 ranked contender, Derek Brunson, and the #7 rated challenger, Darren Till.
Attempting to stretch his winning run to five straight fights, division mainstay, Brunson headlined UFC Vegas 22 in March against Kevin Holland, landing an impressive unanimous decision over the course of five rounds.
The North Carolina native added Holland to a run which includes victories over Edmen Shahbazyan, Ian Heinisch, and Elias Theodorou.
Liverpool fan favorite, Till enter’s this evening’s main event tie with Brunson, hoping to return to the winner’s enclosure following a UFC Fight Island 3 unanimous decision loss to former middleweight champion and common-foe, Robert Whittaker in July of last year.
In his middleweight bow back at UFC 244 in November 2019, Team Kaobon mainstay, Till managed a close split decision win over former interim title challenger, Kelvin Gastelum in a co-headlining bout.
UFC Vegas 36 Results:
Main Card: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Derek Brunson def. Darren Till via third round (2:12) submission (rear-naked choke)
Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall def. Sergei Spivak via first round (2:30) TKO (elbow and punches)
Welterweight: Alex Morono def. David Zawada via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Khalil Rountree Jr. def. Modestas Bukauskas via second round (2:32) TKO (Oblique kick)
Lightweight: Paddy Pimblett def. Luigi Vendramini via first round (4:25) KO (strikes)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 1:30 p.m. ET)
Flyweight: Molly McCann def. Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Jack Shore def. Liudvik Sholinian via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Catchweight (150lbs): Julian Erosa def. Charles Jourdain via third round (2:56) submission (D’Arce choke)
Middleweight: Marc-Andre Barriault def. Dalcha Lungiambula via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)