Tyron Woodley To Defend His Title Against Darren Till At UFC 228
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and rising British contender Darren Till set to headline UFC 228 on September 8 in Dallas, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, who took to social media to confirmed the news earlier on Tuesday. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that Covington would strip off his title as soon, Woodley vs. Till begins the fight.
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
UFC tried to book a title fight between Tyron Woodley and interim welterweight champion Colby “Chaos” Covington, but Covington was unable to fight at the proposed date due to his nasal correction surgery he underwent on Tuesday. ‘chaos’ planned to make a comeback at November’s card but promotion couldn’t wait longer for a title fight, so matchmakers went on to book Woodley against Till.
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
Darren Till is coming off a surprising unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson in front of his hometown of Liverpool back in May. To remind you, Brit came in 3 pounds overweight for his welterweight matchup against Thompson and had missed weight in two of his last four fights.
Woodley last fought back in 2017 against Demian Maia and scored a unanimous decision win. Before that ‘The Chosen One’ successfully defend his title twice against Stephen Thompson. Woodley won the title via first round knock out of Robbie back in 2016.
UFC 228 PPV event is set to take place from inside American Airlines Center on Sept. 8, 2018, in Dallas, Texas.