Darren Till Weigh-In Below The Welterweight Limit, While Tyron Woodley Needed A Towel To Hit The 170 Pounds
UFC 228 pay-per-view (PPV) event, is set to take place this Saturday night (Sept. 8, 2018) from inside American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.
The main card features a welterweight title fight between undisputed champion Tyron Woodley and undefeated rising contender Darren Till.
Meanwhile, the co-main which was expected to go down with a women’s flyweight title fight between inaugural champ Nicco Montano and former bantamweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko, but a showdown called off after Montano admitted to the hospital on Friday morning before the weigh-ins.
UFC official held the weigh-ins earlier on Friday, where all the fighters stepped onto the scale for their Saturday’s showdown.
The biggest story of the weigh-ins is that Darren Till hit the scales a pound less than the welterweight limit came at 169 pounds, while the Woodley needed a towel to make a 170. Initially, he came in at 171.
Kamaru Usman was an insurance policy for the main event card between Woodley vs. Till after ‘The Gorilla’ was struggled to make weight for his past appearances and promotion didn’t want to jeopardize the main headliner fight. I guess the UFC should have taken out an insurance policy for Montano vs. Shevchenko title fight as well.
Darren Till hits the scale at 169 lb. Did you see this coming? Watch live #UFC228 weigh-ins: https://t.co/fu7ns1rlBj pic.twitter.com/klFYW4uJiZ
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 7, 2018
Main Card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Tyron Woodley (170) vs. Darren Till (169)
Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko (124.5)**
Zabit Magomedsharipov (146) vs. Brandon Davis (146)
Jessica Andrade (116) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115)
Abdul Razak Alhassan (170.5) vs. Niko Price (170.5)
Preliminary Card (FX at 8 p.m. ET)
Carla Esparza (115.5) vs. Tatiana Suarez (115)
Aljamain Sterling (135.5) vs. Cody Stamann (135.5)
Jimmie Rivera (136) vs. John Dodson (135.5)
Charles Byrd (185) vs. Darren Stewart (185.5)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET)
Diego Sanchez (171) vs. Craig White (171)
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Alex White (155)
Irene Aldana (135) vs. Lucie Pudilova (134)
Jarred Brooks (125.5) vs. Roberto Sanchez (126)
Geoff Neal (170.5) vs. Frank Camacho (171)
* Kamaru Usman also makes 169 pounds as alternate for the main event