Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has assembled an important middleweight match up for the upcoming “Fight Night” event on April 10, which as of this writing does not have a city or venue attached but is expected to take place in either Las Vegas or Abu Dhabi.
Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori, according to ESPN.
Till (18-3-1) abandoned his post at 170 pounds after a series of difficult weight cuts and was expected to become a major player in the middleweight division. After squeaking by Kelvin Gastelum with a split decision at UFC 244, “The Gorilla” went down on points against former champion Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Island 3.
The 28 year-old Till has now dropped three of his last four.
As for Vettori (16-4-1), he can seemingly do no wrong in the years following his razor-thin decision loss to Israel Adesanya. “The Italian Dream” has rattled off four straight wins, including last December's unanimous decision nod over longtime contender Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16.
Also putting in work at the UFC Fight Night event on April 10 is streaking flyweight grappler Mackenzie Dern, who throws leather with the rough-and-tumble Nina Ansaroff. Elsewhere on the card, Sam Alvey collides with Zak Cummings in middleweight action.