Liverpool’s own Darren Till has been confirmed by multiple sources, including ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, to main event UFC London, against Jorge Masvidal on Saturday 16th March in a welterweight bout.
In the co-main event, fellow Brit and UFC rival Leon Edwards will take on Gunnar Nelson in a welterweight bout.
The news of Till’s opponent will have come as a disappointment to Leon, who has been posturing for a fight against Till for the last year. Never the less, Gunnar is a top ranked welterweight and both bouts will help determine clear title contenders.
In addition to this, two big light heavyweight bouts have been confirmed with Volkan Oezdemir taking on Dominick Eyes and Gökhan Saki returning to the cage against Saparbek Safarov. Other British fighters including Molly McCann, Tom Breese and Jack Marshman are also set to feature.
The event will take place at London’s 02 arena and tickets will go on general sale Friday 1st February via various ticket outlets.