It was a big night for former rivals Jorge Masvidal and Darren Till. The two met each other in March, where Masvidal defeated Till via knockout, kickstarting his remarkable year. After defeating Till, Masvidal went on to defeat Ben Askren at July’s UFC 239 by a record-breaking knockout. He ended his excellent run this year, by defeating Nate Diaz last week and becoming the BMF champion. Darren Till, on the other hand, lost his first two matches this year, but he was able to move up in the middleweight tally by defeating the former interim middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum recently in UFC 244.
Both men won their respective matches at New York’s Madison Square Garden and were earlier seen sharing a nice, respectful moment backstage. The video posted by Masvidal on his YouTube page shows both the wrestlers congratulating each other and showing respect to each other. At the end of the video, fans can also see Darren Till saying, “BMFs, mate. Welterweight BMF, middleweight BMF.” Till can also be seen congratulating Masvidal’s whole team for the big win.
One of the most highly-anticipated matches of UFC 244 saw Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz fighting each other to win the BMF title. Despite Diaz showing tough fight, Masvidal ended up winning the match after the third round due to doctor stoppage. The crowd of the MSG Arena was split after the result, but Masvidal's victory over Nate Diaz was evident as Masvidal got two knockdowns on Diaz and landed 62% of the 184 strikes he took. The fight also saw Diaz trying to perform two takedowns, but he was not able to succeed even once. Masvidal was declared a winner after the doctor stopped the fight because of a severe cut above Diaz's eye.