The UFC has been looking for a main event for its October 21 return to Poland for some time. For a moment, it looked as though that main event would pit Brazilian middleweight knockout artist Thiago Santos against debuting Polish star. Unfortunately, that proposed main event fell through. Now, it seems, the promotion is close to locking down a replacement main event, and it involves all-action welterweight star Donald Cerrone. According to reports from MMAUno.com and @TalkMMA on Twitter, a bout between Cerrone and rising British striker Darren Till is being discussed as the card’s main event.
When we last saw Cerrone in action, he lost a controversial decision to former welterweight champion and fellow action fighter Robbie Lawler. This loss was preceded by an upset knockout loss to the surging Jorge Masvidal. Prior to these back to back losses, Cerrone went 4-0 at welterweight, trashing Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, Rick Story and Matt Brown to establish himself as a legitimate contender in the division.
Till, meanwhile, is undefeated as a pro. At 15-0-1, his lone hiccup was a 2015 draw with Nicolas Dalby. When we last saw the British striker in action, he dominated Bojan Veličković at UFC Rotterdam. Prior to this win, he scored a May decision win over Jessin Ayari. After to his win in Rotterdam, Till called for a striking battle with surging Argentine contender Santiago Ponzinibbio. Cerrone is sure to register as an acceptable consolation prize for him.
Here are the other fights currently confirmed for UFC Gdansk:
Jan Błachowicz vs. Devin Clark
Artem Lobov vs. Andre Fili
Dmitry Smolyakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
Ramazan Emeev vs. Trevor Smith
Jonathan Wilson vs. Oskar Piechota
Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak
Marcin Held vs. Teemu Packalén
Do you think Donald Cerrone will get back on track with a win over Darren Till?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/7/2017.