Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till Likely to Headline UFC 228 in September
A welterweight title fight between champion Tyron Woodley and British slugger Darren Till is in the works for UFC 228 on Sept. 8 from Dallas.
Sources close to the matchup confirmed to MMAWeekly on Tuesday that a deal is nearly done to book the fight as the headliner for the September pay-per-view event. ESPN first reported the possible booking.
Obviously the UFC has made no formal announcement regarding the fight so nothing is official yet as all sides work towards an agreement on the matchup.
Woodley has been itching to return to action after shoulder surgery put him on the sidelines for several months. Now it appears he’ll look to defend his title against Till, who is coming off a razor close win over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in his last fight.
Till, who failed to make weight for that fight, has been very vocal about facing Woodley after the UFC first contacted him about the possible matchup.
As for interim welterweight champion Colby Covington, there is still no word on what exactly would happen with the title he just won in June.
Covington wanted to face Woodley later in the year after he underwent sinus surgery this week but it appears the UFC had other plans with the Sept. card in desperate need of a main event.
There’s no word whether the UFC will strip Covington of his title or allow him to face the winner of Woodley vs. Till if that fight is finalized.
As of now, it looks like UFC 228 will feature two title fights with Woodley vs. Till and women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano facing off with Valentina Shevchenko.