A welterweight title fight between current champion Tyron Woodley and Darren Till has been announced for UFC 228 on September 8th in Dallas, Texas.
That means that the UFC have indeed gone ahead with a plan to strip Colby Covington of the interim 170lb strap that he won by defeating Rafael dos Anjos last month, due to the fact that he turned down the chance to fight for the title in September, claiming that he needed more time.
So, now Till gets the opportunity to fight for the belt instead after recently extending his unbeaten record to 17-0-1 with a unanimous decision victory over Stephen Thompson.
That was far from a thrilling performance though and Till had come in 4lbs overweight for the bout, so he wasn’t expected to be first choice to fight Woodley next until the UFC and Covington failed to see eye-to-eye on the date for his title opportunity.
As for Woodley, his four-fight title reign has included a majority draw and majority win over the aforementioned Thompson, in addition to a KO victory over Robbie Lawler to seize the strap and most recently a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia.
Woodley Vs Till is expected to headline UFC 228, which will also feature a women’s flyweight title encounter between Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko.