After all of the talk, rumors, and questions, the UFC have finally announced the main event of UFC Liverpool. Darren Till will take on Stephen Wonderboy Thompson in a welterweight clash between two of the best in the division.
When it was announced a few weeks ago that the UFC would make it’s Liverpool debut on May 27, Darren Till was named as the headliner. Without an opponent set, Till called out Wonderboy immediately. Today, his wish has been granted.
Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com broke the news:
“On May 27, the UFC’s first visit to Liverpool, England will feature a hometown hero, as No. 7-ranked welterweight contender Darren Till will put his unbeaten record on the line against two-time world title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at Echo Arena.
Tickets for UFC Fight Night, which airs live on FS1, go on sale on April 13.
Fresh from a spectacular 2017 campaign in which he defeated Jessin Ayari, Bojan Velickovic and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, the 25-year-old Till has crashed the welterweight top ten and now he’s hungry for more, starting with his bout against the No. 1-ranked Thompson, one of the most feared strikers in the sport and the owner of victories over Robert Whittaker, Johny Hendricks, Jorge Masvidal and Rory MacDonald.”
It is safe to assume that the winner of this fight will fight for the #1 contender spot or for the welterweight title next.