This Saturday, October 21, 2017, the UFC heads to Gdansk, Poland. Headlining the card is a welterweight bout between heavy sluggers Donald Cerrone and Darren Till. The fight can be viewed using the company's subscription service, UFC Fight Pass. On paper, the fight has the makings of a fight of the night, as both competitors have elite striking and put their combinations together well.

What's at stake?

This welterweight bout means a lot for both fighters. For Cowboy, he's looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses to Robbie Lawler and Jorge Masvidal. Both fights were entertaining, particularly his last bout with Lawler that showed his tremendous heart.

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Whenever Donald has his back against the wall, he comes out of the gate swinging. Fans can expect this fight to be no different. Losing to Till would dampen Cerrone's championship aspirations and standing in the division.

For Darren Till, this is without a doubt the biggest MMA fight of his life. He's taking on the sixth ranked welterweight in the UFC, so he's going to have to seize this moment if he wants to continue climbing the ranks. Fighting a determined Cerrone is a tall order, but Till is not unsure of his abilities. It will be interesting to see if he's ready for a high-caliber opponent in Cerrone. Cerrone does tend to get hit with the hope of landing some punches of his own. That could spell trouble for him if he obliges Till in a stand-up war.

Final prediction

Both of these elite fighters always put on a show for the fans.

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Till is hoping Cerrone stands with him for any length of time so he can get the finish. It would make for Till's 10th finish standing and keep his unbeaten record alive. This is easier said than done, however, as Cerrone has a habit of besting opponents not in the top 5 in both the welterweight and lightweight divisions.

The fight will start off measured, with both fighters looking to feel each other out. The ace up Cerrone's sleeve is his ground game. He will time his takedowns perfectly and catch Till off balance. From there, he will pressure Till until a submission presents itself. This fight was booked to produce excitement for the fans. Cerrone knows that and Till is confident in his finishing abilities. Unfortunately, this fight will likely be a little too much for Till right now and Cerrone's veteran experience will shine through. Final prediction: Donald Cerrone defeats Darren Till via triangle in the second round.

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