For the very first time in over a year, the welterweight name is going to be on the line as Tyron Woodley returns to defend his belt against Darren Till at UFC 228 at Dallas, Texas on September 8. The champion, who has not fought since UFC 214 at July of 2017, opened as the -1300 favorite attempting to hand the undefeated challenger his first career loss as Till came back in EVEN odds.
This is the third straight fight that has been the underdog, and naturally, he has been victorious in both of these preceding scraps, such as a unanimous decision over former title challenger Stephen Thompson. “The Gorilla” has had trouble on the scales because he weighed in at 174 pounds in his final fight and weighed at 176 pounds three struggles prior — that the 170-pound limit might be an issue for the challenger. Woodley has been a favorite in each of his last two fights, and it appears that since he won the belt in UFC 201, he’d rather hold on to it rather than seeking the end. A mindset such as that against Till could get him in trouble.
Can Woodley vs forever play out?
Woodley (-130) has scary explosive power that may complete the fight with one punch. Additionally,”The Chosen One” includes a remarkable takedown defense of 94 percent, with just been shot down after in his UFC career, by present Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. The 36-year-old has five livelihood admissions but they all came in his first five fights. Since that time, he’s picked the knockout path to finish his opponents, making six T/KOs over his next 13 fights. The champ looks for an opportunity to counter and swarms with authentic one-punch knockout power. Woodley has been out because UFC 214 rehabbing after knee operation from a torn labrum.
Until (EVEN) is very long and athletic. He enters this bout 17-0-1 using 10 of his victories coming by way of T/KO. “The Gorilla” had a Massive step-up in rivalry when he awakened with the always-dangerous Stephen Thompson at UFC Fight Night Liverpool in May. Until implemented his game plan perfectly, averting the outstanding counter top of”Wonderboy” while landing enough strikes to win the battle. The 25-year-old needed a completely opposite fashion when he battled longtime veteran Donald Cerrone, in which Till only swarmed him with impressive power and scored the first-round T/KO.

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