UFC 228 ; The UFC returns to pay-per-view on Saturday night with UFC 228. The 14 fight card is headlined by welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defends his title against undefeated British fighter Darren Till. In the co-main event, women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano makes her first title defense against Valentina Shevchenko.
Woodley enters UFC 228 on a four-year unbeaten streak, last losing at UFC 174 in June 2014. The Missouri native enters the fight with an 18-3-1 record with six knockouts and five submissions. Since knocking out Robbie Lawler to win the welterweight championship, Woodley has retained his title in three fights.
In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley returns from an absence of more than 13 months to meet the surging Darren Till. Woodley, who won the 170-pound strap with a first-round knockout win over Robbie Lawler in July 2016, last defended his title in July 2017 when he handed Demian Maia a unanimous decision loss. Shoulder surgery kept Woodley from defending his title until Saturday’s matchup with Till.
Till is unbeaten as a pro. His last fight was a unanimous decision win over two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson. While Till did win that fight, it was not an official welterweight bout since he did miss weight by more than three pounds, coming in at 174.5 pounds for the contest. In order for Till to get a chance at the welterweight crown at UFC 228, he has to be no more than 170 pounds as UFC title fights do not have a one-pound allowance at weigh-ins.
UFC 228 takes place Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
In the co-main event, Nicco Montano, who won the inaugural women’s flyweight title in December, faces former bantamweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko.
The biggest thing to watch during the weigh-in will be if Till can hit the 170=pound mark and make the headlining bout an official title fight.
Before the fighters step into the octagon on Saturday, they will hit the scales. The ceremonial weigh-ins take place on Friday. The first fighter is set to hit