Two years after Tyron Woodley shocked the world and obliterated the former UFC welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler, he has his fourth opportunity to defend his belt against the English brawler Darren Till. In this article, we will take a look at both fighters as we wait patiently for UFC 228.
Tyron Woodley has become a force of nature and has proven he has the fight I.Q to possibly become the greatest welterweight of all time. “The Chosen One” Woodley defeated both Dong Hyun Kim and Kelvin Gastelum before he took the belt from Lawler. Since then the American has defended his belt against Stephen Thompson twice, and Demain Maia. In all three fights, Woodley fought in quite a conservative manner but did enough for the judges to favour him after five rounds. Woodley’s counter style and episodes of explosive punches make “The Chosen One” one of the most terrifying fighters we have ever seen at 170lbs!
But looking to take Woodley’s crown is Darren “The Gorilla” Till, who is undefeated in 17 fights and is not looking to take his first loss now. Till has a mixture of great K.Os and decisions on this record and always does enough to get his hands raised. In his past four fights Till has beaten Jessin Ayari and Bojan Velickovic by decision before putting a beating on Donald Cerrone, and then a decision victory over number one contender Stephen Thompson, thus cementing him this shot at the title.
Nobody can be sure how this fight will end, but one thing that’s certain is it’s going to be an outstanding fight and every MMA fan on the globe will be fixed in front of the TV September 8th!