Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is trying to clear up the current jam in the welterweight division, as the promotion has booked a title fight between division champion Tyron Woodley and Darren Till.
That’s according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, who took to social media to reveal the 170-pound championship fight is on track to headline the upcoming UFC 228 on Sept. 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. As a result, interim champion Colby Covington will be stripped of his belt once the fight begins.
And no sooner.
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 Chosen One” recently dismissed a showdown against “Gorilla,” stating that a contract was never put in front of him, all while ridiculing the striker for coming in heavy for his fight against Stephen Thompson and denying his claims of a fight offer.
While he was at it, Woodley took Covington to task by clowning on the interim division champion for bowing out of a proposed fight between the two after months and months of non-stop trash talk.
As for “Chaos,” he underwent successful surgery recently, according to Ariel Helwani.
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
Till was last seen edging out “Wonderboy” at UFC Fight Night 130 earlier this year, bringing his mint record to (17-0-1, 5-0-1 UFC). As for Woodley, he hasn’t competed in well over a year after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair an injury he suffered during his title defense against Demian Maia at UFC 214 in July of 2017.
Nevertheless, “The Chosen One” is ready to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon in a few short months, but his comeback party won’t be a celebration if Till has his say in the matter.
UFC 228 will also feature a women’s flyweight title fight between division champion Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko, while Yair Rodriguez returns to take on Zabit Magomedsharipov.
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