The octagon will return to Dallas, Texas tonight for the promotions UFC 228 pay-per-view fight card.
The thirteen-bout event, which takes place Saturday September 8, is headlined by a welterweight title fight featuring current champion Tyron Woodley taking on undefeated contender Darren Till.
Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA) will compete for the first time since UFC 214 in July of 2017 when he defeated submission specialist Demian Maia via unanimous decision.
“The Chosen One” has gone 5-0-1 over his past six contests which includes a first-round knockout victory over former division title holder Robbie Lawler.
Meanwhile, Darren Till (17-0-1 MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC Fight Night event in Liverpool where he scored a controversial decision victory over former two-time title challenger Stephen Thompson.
Prior to that, Till was coming off a sensational first-round TKO victory over Donald Cerrone.
The co-main event of UFC 228 was expected to feature a women’s flyweight title fight between Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko.
However, Nicco Montano was hospitzalized during her weight cut and was eventually pulled from the card.
The UFC later announced that Nicco Montano had been stripped of her flyweight title and that the women’s 125-pound championship was now vacant.
The new co-main event for UFC 228 will feature a fight between former strawweight title challengers Jessica Andrade and Karolina Kowalkiewicz who will be battling for top contender status in the promotions 115-pound division.
Get the full UFC 228 fight card below:
UFC 228 Main Card Pay-Per-View (10pm EST)
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Darren Till – UFC Welterweight Title Fight
Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Andrade def. Kowalkiewicz via KO (punch) at 1:53 of Round 1
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis – Magomedsharipov def. Davis via submission (kneebar) in Round 2
John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera – Rivera def. John Dodson via decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Niko Price – Alhassan def. Price via KO (punches) at :34 of Round 1
UFC 228 Prelims on FX (8pm EST)
Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez – Suarez def. Esparza via TKO in Round 3
Cody Stamann vs. Aljamain Sterling – Sterling def. Stamann via submission in Round 2
Frank Camacho vs. Geoff Neal – Neal def. Camacho via knockout (head kick) at 1:23 of Round 2
Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart – Stewart def. Byrd via TKO (strikes) at 2:17 of Round 2
UFC Fight Pass Prelims (6pm EST)
Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White – Sanchez def. White via decision (30-27 x3)
Jim Miller vs. Alex White – Miller def. White via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1
Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova – Aldana def. Pudilova via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jarred Brooks def. Roberto Sanchez via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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