Darren Till and Marvin Vettori are expected to square off in the headliner of an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on April 10.
ESPN was first to report the middleweight booking. Till and Vettori have verbally agreed to the contest, but contracts have not yet been signed. A location for the UFC card has not been announced.
A former welterweight title challenger, Till is 1-1 since moving up to 185 pounds. After taking a split decision against Kelvin Gastelum in his middleweight debut at UFC 244, “The Gorilla” dropped a closely-contested five-round verdict to former champion Robert Whittaker in the UFC on ESPN 14 headliner this past July. Till was supposed to face Jack Hermansson on Dec. 5 but was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury.
An emerging star in the middleweight division, Vettori has won four consecutive bouts in UFC competition. Most recently, he replaced Till against Hermansson in the UFC on ESPN 19 headliner and captured a five-round decision triumph. “The Italian Dream” notably dropped a split-decision to reigning middleweight champ Israel Adesanya at UFC on Fox 29 in April 2018.
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