Darren Till Misses Weight; ‘Wonderboy’ Accepts Main Event Fight Under Several Conditions
Darren Till came in over weight for his fight against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC Fight Night in Liverpool but the main event will still move forward as scheduled.
Till didn’t actually step onto the scale until well past the 11 a.m. local time cutoff but UFC officials said due to a ‘family emergency’ he would be allowed an extra hour to make weight.
Ultimately that hour didn’t matter as Till finally showed up about 25 minutes past the deadline and stepped onto the scale at 174.5 pounds — 3.5 pounds over the welterweight limit for a non-title fight.
Despite his opponent coming in well over weight, Thompson and his team decided to accept the fight under several conditions.
Till must surrender 30-percent of his fight purse to Thompson and then he has to weigh in again on Sunday by 1 p.m. local time and he’s not allowed to weigh more than 188 pounds.
Till wasn’t alone in his weight cutting woes as fellow Liverpool native Molly McCann came in at 127 pounds for her flyweight fight against Gillian Robertson. McCann will surrender 20-percent of her purse and she cannot weigh more than 136 pounds on Sunday for her bout against the former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ contestant.
Here are the full weigh-in results from UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till
MAIN EVENT: Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson (171) vs. Darren Till (174.5)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Craig White (171)
Arnold Allen (146) vs. Mads Burnell (146)
Jason Knight (146) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (146)
Claudio Silva (170) vs. Nordine Taleb (171)
Eric Spicely (186) vs. Darren Stewart (186)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS
Daniel Kelly (186) vs. Tom Breese (186)
Lina Lansberg (135) vs. Gina Mazany (135)
Brad Scott (171) vs. Carlo Pedersoli (170)
Gillian Robertson (125) vs. Molly McCann (127)
Elias Theodorou (186) vs. Trevor Smith (186)