The UFC injury bug is real and this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 76 has taken a beating because of it.

First, the event lost its intriguing co-main event when Stipe Miocic suffered an injury and his bout against Ben Rothwell was pulled. Then on Wednesday – just two days before the official weigh ins – main eventer Joseph Duffy was pulled from his bout against Dustin Poirier because of a minor concussion suffered during a sparring session.

But even though UFC Fight Night 76 has been put through the ringer, there are still some matchups worth tuning in for; most notably the welterweight showdown between undefeated prospects Nicolas Dalby and Darren Till.

At 14-0 and 13-0 respectively, Dalby and Till are two of the best up and comers in one of the UFC’s most talent rich division. The sky appears to be the limit for both Dalby and Till who are undefeated in their young careers. This is their opportunity to make a statement.

With a combined 18 wins by way of stoppage, this bout has “Fight of the Night” potential and more than that this is that kind of matchup that turns a prospect into a household names amongst fight fans. While Dalby is the slight betting favorite heading in, this bout will be Till’s coming out party.

At just 22, Till has been a pro for just under three years. During his first year, Till went 8-0 with seven wins coming by stoppage. In year two, Till slowed his pace going 3-0 with two of those wins coming by way of stoppage. This year Till is 2-0 with both wins coming by way of knockout, including a beautiful second round elbow knockout in his UFC debut this past May.

Till is a finisher and if he can stop fellow coveted undefeated prospect, Dalby, he will turn a lot of heads and create a lot of buzz about his potential.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.