Mar 4, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tyron Woodley celebrates after defeating Stephen Thompson (not pictured) in their welterweight championship bout at UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena. Woodley won via majority decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till Will Headline UFC 228 in September

A welterweight title fight will headline UFC 228 as champion Tyron Woodley is expected to face British slugger Darren Till on Sept. 8 from Dallas, Tex.

A welterweight title fight will headline UFC 228 as champion Tyron Woodley will face British slugger Darren Till on Sept. 8 from Dallas, Tex.

Sources close to the fight confirmed a deal has been struck for the welterweight title bout to headline the UFC’s return to Dallas in September. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to ESPN on Tuesday.

While rumors of the fight first surfaced last week, Woodley stated that he never received a formal offer from the UFC while Till was anxiously awaiting word on the title shot.

Now it appears all sides have come to an agreement that will see Woodley put his title up for grabs against the No. 2 ranked contender in Till, who is coming off a razor close victory against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson earlier this year.

As for interim welterweight champion Colby Covington, it seems that his reign will be a rather short one.

Covington just underwent sinus surgery on Tuesday but he hoped to return by November for a showdown with Woodley at UFC 230. It appears the UFC has other plans with the September card in desperate need of a main event for pay-per-view.

White added that Covington would be stripped of his title the moment that Woodley faces Till on Sept. 8.

Woodley vs. Till joins another title fight between women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano and top ranked contender Valentina Shevchenko.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.