Tyron Woodley Vs. Darren Till Set To Headline UFC 228
UFC welterweight titleholder, Tyron Woodley will defend his title against undefeated Darren Till on Sep 8 at UFC 228 in Dallas, as per ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, as well UFC confirmed it.
Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till for welterweight title will headline UFC 228 on Sept. 8 in Dallas, per Dana White. Colby Covington has not been stripped of interim title yet, but he will be the moment Woodley vs. Till begins. Similar situation to UFC 223. https://t.co/Qw6ygV6DsV
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 24, 2018
The promotion was trying to book a Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley showdown to unify the straps for this card; however “Chaos” was unable to fight at the proposed date after having surgery on Tuesday to fix a nasal issue. Covington wanted the fight at UFC 230 on November, but UFC couldn’t hold on to a title fight for that long and went on to booked Till opposite Woodley.
As for Colby Covington, he had successful surgery today to correct a nasal issue, sources say, and will be ready to return in November. More coming on Woodley vs. Till at UFC 228 to @espn shortly.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 24, 2018
Rising star Till (17-0-1) is coming off the biggest win of his career, a controversial unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night 130 main event back in May. To remind you, Till missed weight by three pounds for his showdown against Thompson, marking the second time in his last four fights that he was unable to make the welterweight limit.
Woodley hasn’t competed since a July 2017 title defense showdown against Demian Maia, where he won by decision. Before that he defended the title twice against Stephen Thompson; currently, he is recovering from shoulder surgery.
UFC 228 is set to take place at American Airlines Center in Dallas on September 8.