UFC Liverpool: Thompson vs. Till Fight Card

Darren Till

UFC Liverpool: Thompson vs. Till Fight Card

The octagon invades Liverpool, England on Saturday May 27 for UFC Fight Night 130.

The event is headlined by a key welterweight tilt featuring former two-time division title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson taking on surging division contender and Liverpool native Darren Till.

Arguably the UFC’s best striker, “Wonderboy” was most recently seen in action at November’s UFC 217 event where he scored a unanimous decision victory over the always dangerous Jorge Masvidal.

Since joining the UFC ranks Thompson has scored a plethora of memorable wins including knockout victories over Jake Ellenberger, former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and current UFC middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker.

Stephen Thompson

“Wonderboy” now takes his talents overseas where a “Gorilla” awaits him in the form of undefeated welterweight Darren Till.

The Liverpool native is coming off the biggest win of his young career after scoring a spectacular first-round knockout victory over UFC legend Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone last fall.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 130 was expected to feature a battle between perennial UFC welterweight contenders Gunnar Nelson and Neil Magny.

Unfortunately for fight fans, Gunnar Nelson recently suffered a knee injury that will require surger and has thus been pulled from the card.

The UFC is still hoping to have Neil Magny participate on the card but no replacement opponent for Gunnar Nelson has been named at this time.

Neil Magny is coming off an impressive win over former division interim champion Carlos Condit at UFC 219.

Get next month’s current UFC Fight Night 130 lineup below:

UFC Fight Night 130 Main Card, Prelims (FS1 & UFC Fight Pass):

170 lbs: Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till
170 lbs: Neil Magny vs. TBA
185 lbs: Tom Breese vs. Daniel Kelly
185 lbs: Trevor Smith vs. Elias Theodorou
170 lbs: Brad Scott vs. Salim Touahri
145 lbs: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight
135 lbs: Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez
145 lbs: Arnold Allen vs. Mads Burnell
185 lbs: Eric Spicely vs. Darren Stewart
135 lbs: Lina Lansberg vs. Gina Mazany