Dana White has confirmed to ESPN that UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley will defend his 170lbs title against No.2 ranked Welterweight Darren Till in the main event at UFC 228, Sep. 8.
The UFC had attempted to book Tyron Woodley vs interim champion Colby Covington but Colby underwent surgery so would not be ready in time. A Championship bout between Woodley and Till was made instead with Colby Covington due to be stripped of his interim title the moment the fight gets underway.
Darren Till (17-0-1) is currently coming off a unanimous decision victory over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC Fight Night Liverpool back in May. Till is currently undefeated in the UFC since making his debut back in 2015 and holds two out of his six UFC fights via KO/TKO.
Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) hasn’t fought since July 2017 when he defeated Demian Maia at UFC 214 in July last year. Woodley holds notable wins over Robbie Lawler, Kelvin Gastelum and Carlos Condit. This fight will mark his forth title defence since winning the title back in 2016 when he defeated Robbie Lawler by first round KO at UFC 201.
The Women’s Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano will also defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of this card taking place in Dallas.