For the first time in over a year, the welterweight name is going to be on the line as Tyron Woodley yields to defend his belt against Darren Till at UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas on September 8. The champion, who hasn’t fought since UFC 214 at July of 2017, started as the -1300 favorite attempting to hand the undefeated challenger his first career loss as Till came back at EVEN odds.
This is the third straight fight that has been the underdog, and naturally, he has been successful in both of those preceding scraps, such as a unanimous decision over former title challenger Stephen Thompson. „The Gorilla“ has had trouble on the scales because he weighed in at 174 lbs in his last fight and also weighed in at 176 pounds three fights prior — the 170-pound limit may be an issue for the challenger. Woodley has been a favorite in each of his last two fights, and it seems that since he won the belt in UFC 201, he’d rather hold on to it rather than seeking the finish. A mindset like that contrary to Till could get him in trouble.
How will Woodley vs forever perform?
Woodley (-130) has scary explosive power which can finish the fight with a single punch. Additionally,“The Chosen One“ has a remarkable takedown defense of 94 percent, with just 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 from his first five fights. Ever since that time, he has chosen the knockout route to finish his opponents, earning six T/KOs over his following 13 fights. The champ looks for an chance to counter and swarms with authentic one-punch knockout power. Woodley has been out since UFC 214 rehabbing after shoulder surgery from a torn labrum.
Till (EVEN) is very long and athletic. He enters this bout 17-0-1 with 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. Till executed his game strategy perfectly, avoiding the outstanding counter kickboxing of“Wonderboy“ while landing enough strikes to win the battle. The 25-year-old had a completely opposite fashion when he battled longtime veteran Donald Cerrone, in which Till just swarmed him with impressive energy and scored the first-round T/KO.
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