UFC 228: Woodley v Till Preview & Betting Tips
Are we preparing ourselves for a new champion?
An impressive card awaits punters in Dallas, Texas this weekend. Two titles are on the line this weekend, the main event features UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley taking on up and comer Darren Till. Women’s Flyweight champion Nicco Montano takes on veteran Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event so we should be set for a night of fireworks.
3 KEY POINTS
- There is 11 years difference between Woodley (36) and Till (25)
- Darren Till is unbeaten in MMA
- Woodley is looking for his fourth consecutive title defence
Tyron Woodley (18-3-1) vs. Darren Till (17-0-1) – Welterweight Title fight
If the Head To Head market is anything to go by, bookmakers are thinking the Welterweight Title will change hands on Sunday with Darren Till the favourite to beat the champion Tyron Woodley ($2.05) at UFC 228.
Till is the $1.75 favourite and is currently undefeated in his MMA career. In his 18 fights, 10 of those have come by way of knockout, two by Submission, five by Decision and one of those have ended in a draw.
The 25-year-old comes into this bout off the back of two impressive performances which helped push him into title contention. The first was a round-one knockout victory over UFC veteran Donald Cerrone in October 2017. The most recent a hard-fought decision win over Stephen Thompson in May earlier this year.
Nicco Montano (4-2-0) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0)
Shevchenko boasts an MMA record of 15-3-0, seven won by Submission, four by Knockout and four by Decision.
With convincing victories over UFC veteran Holly Holm and Julianna Pena, Shevchenko was then promoted to fight for the Bantamweight Title in September 2017, losing narrowly by split decision.
She bounced back in impressive fashion beating Priscila Cachoeira with a second-round submission earlier this year.