UFC fighter Darren Till of the United Kingdom is all set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the co-main event of UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden in New York. However, a visa issue for Till stateside gave fans a huge scare as there was a huge possibility that the fight could have been cancelled.
The impending visa issues were regarding his arrest in April earlier this year. Till was arrested in Tenerife, which is an island in the Canary Islands in the Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa famous for rugged volcanic isles known for their black- and white-sand beaches. He reportedly stole a taxi and with four of his friends and trashed a hotel according to a report published in The El Dia.
After Darren Till arrived in the Big Apple, he took to Social Media to announce his arrival.
“The bad motherfucker arrives when he wants to fucking arrive,” Till wrote.
This fight will be Till debut in the middleweight division. The Liverpudlian previously had several issues with making the welterweight limit. He is coming off of two back to back knockout loses against Jorge Masvidal and Tyron Woodley.
His opponent Kelvin Gastelum is coming off of a unanimous decision loss against Israel Adesanya in a FOTY contender match-up.