UFC middleweight contender and former welterweight title challenger Darren Till is all set to return to action this December as he’s slated to take on fellow 185-pounder Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 282.
The news was broken out by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, who stated that Till vs. Du Plessis has reached a verbal agreement to be placed on the UFC 282 card on 10th December at the T-Mobile Arena.
Darren Till said he’d return before the end of a year, before a monster “comeback” in 2023. The return is in the works. Till vs. Dricus du Plessis verbally agreed for UFC 282 on Dec. 10,” Okamoto confirmed on Twitter.
Darren Till (@darrentill2) said he’d return before the end of a year, before a monster “comeback” in 2023. The return is in the works. Till vs. Dricus du Plessis (@dricusduplessis) verbally agreed for UFC 282 on Dec. 10. pic.twitter.com/ZZzWSZughZ
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 7, 2022
The comeback is on: Darren Till eyeing a return to winning ways
‘The Gorilla’ is currently on a two fight losing streak and has won only once in his last four outings in the Octagon. Till was last seen in action against Derek Brunson at UFC Vegas 36 in September last year, losing via rear naked choke. Last month, the Liverpudlian stated that he’s planning to make a massive comeback next year and was also looking forward to a fight later this year.
”[Getting a] massive fight against one of the best strikers in the division, so this is all just about getting back now… Yeah, I’d say in a few months’ time, I’ll be ready,” Till told ESPN, “I want to have two fights by the end of this year. Two fights, and then next year’s a big year. The comeback is on.”
A former KSW Welterweight champion and EFC Welterweight and Middleweight champion, du Plessis is 3-0 in the UFC and had his last appearance against Brad Tavares at UFC 276 back in July.
The UFC 282 in December is expected to get a rematch between reigning Light Heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka and former titlist Glover Teixeira as the main event. A welterweight bout between Robbie Lawler and Santiago Ponzinibbio will also be featured on the undercard.
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