Lets forget that at UFC 225 Colby Covington won a interim UFC Welterweight. Timing an reported nasal surgery, has made it that England’s Darren Till instead will be Tyron Woodley’s next challenger.
The Welterweight title bout will headline UFC 228 September 8th at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.
Till 25, from Liverpool England and is undefeated at 17-0-1, with a 5-0-1 in the octagon. On a 4 fight win streak, Till comes off a May, decision win over Stephen Thompson. It most be noted back in May Till missed weight and a video surfaced revealing how harsh his cut to welterweight is.
Woodley 36, is unbeaten in 6 straight, including defending the UFC title three times. Twice getting the judges nod against Stephen Thompson by the skin of his teeth and shutting down Demian Maia. The later, the last time we saw the St. Louis native in action came over year ago at UFC 214. Woodley who has been scene a lot on the FS1 desk has been sidelined by a shoulder injury.
The September event has also added a Lightweight bout between Missouri’s Alex “The Spartan” White & New Jersey’s Jim Miller.