For the very first time in over a year, the welterweight name will be on the line as Tyron Woodley returns to defend his belt against Darren Till at UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas on September 8. The winner, who hasn’t fought because UFC 214 in July of 2017, started as the -1300 favorite attempting to hand the undefeated challenger his first career loss as Till came back in EVEN chances.
This is the third straight fight that Till has become the underdog, and naturally, he’s been victorious in both of those preceding scraps, such as a unanimous decision over former title challenger Stephen Thompson. “The Gorilla” has had difficulty on the scales as he weighed in at 174 pounds in his final fight and also weighed at 176 pounds three fights prior — the 170-pound limitation may be an issue for the challenger. Woodley has been a favorite in each of the last two fights, and it seems that because he won the belt in UFC 201, he’d rather hold on to it instead of seeking the finish. A mindset such as that against Until could get him in trouble.
Can Woodley vs forever perform?
Woodley (-130) has terrifying volatile power which can complete the fight with one punch. Additionally,”The Chosen One” has a remarkable takedown defense of 94 percent, having only been taken down after in his UFC career, by present Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald. The 36-year-old has five livelihood admissions but all of them came in his first five fights. Since that time, he’s picked the knockout path to complete his opponents, making six T/KOs over his next 13 fights. The champ looks for an chance to counter and swarms with true one-punch knockout power. Woodley was outside because UFC 214 rehabbing after shoulder surgery in the torn labrum.
Until (EVEN) is long and athletic. He enters this bout 17-0-1 using 10 of his victories coming by means 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 fight. The 25-year-old needed a completely opposite fashion when he battled longtime veteran Donald Cerrone, where Till only swarmed him with remarkable power and scored the first-round T/KO.
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