UFC 228 Schedule, Fight Card

UFC 228 takes place this Saturday, September 8 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

The main card initially featured two championship bouts. However, the co-main event between UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko was canceled on Friday morning due to Montano being hospitalized from her weight cut.

The main event is for the UFC welterweight title between current champion Tyron Woodley and undefeated top contender Darren Till.

Woodley, who won the welterweight title by knocking out former champion Robbie Lawler in the first round at UFC 201, most recently defended his title against Demian Maia on July 29, 2017. He defeated him by unanimous decision. Prior to that, Woodley beat Stephen Thompson by majority decision in a rematch against Thompson: their first fight ended in a draw.

Till, on the other hand, is undefeated in his professional career. He’s coming off two huge victories over Stephen Thompson and Donald Cerrone. In his impressive win over Cerrone on October 21, 2017, he stopped him in the second round. Till made his UFC debut on May 30, 2015 with a second-round knockout victory over Wendell de Oliveira.

 

MAIN EVENT TALE OF THE TAPE:

Tyron Woodley

Record: 18-3-1, 6 KO

Age: 36

Height: 5ft 9in

Weight: 170 lbs

Reach: 74in

Total Bouts: 22

SIGNIFICANT STRIKES

Accuracy: 47%

Defense: 61%

GRAPPLING

Takedown Avg: 1.40

Takedown Accuracy: 45%

Takedown Defense: 94%

 

Darren Till

Record: 17-0-1, 10 KO

Age: 25

Height: 6ft 0in

Weight: 169 lbs

Reach: 74.5in

Total Bouts: 18

SIGNIFICANT STRIKES

Accuracy: 46%

Defense: 65%

GRAPPLING

Takedown Avg: 0.56

Takedown Accuracy: 33%

Takedown Defense: 83%

 

UFC 228 OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD, START TIME

Main Card – PPV – 7 p.m. PT

-Welterweight: Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till

-Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz

-Featherweight: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Brandon Davis

-Bantamweight: Jimmie Rivera vs John Dodson

-Welterweight: Niko Price vs Abdul Razak Alhassan

 

Preliminary Card – FX – 5 p.m. PT

-Women’s Strawweight: Tatiana Suarez vs Carla Esparza

-Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs Cody Stamann

-Welterweight: Frank Camacho vs Geoff Neal

-Middleweight: Darren Stewart vs Charles Byrd

 

Preliminary Card – UFC Fight Pass – 3:15 p.m. PT

-Welterweight: Diego Sanchez vs Craig White

-Lightweight: Jim Miller vs Alex White

-Women’s Bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs Lucie Pudilova

-Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs Roberto Sanchez

 

MAIN CARD ODDS:

According to Oddsshark:

 

Tyron Woodley +110

Darren Till -140

 

Jessica Andrade -450

Karolina Kowalkiewicz +325

 

Zabit Magomedsharipov -1400

Brandon Davis +750

 

Jimmie Rivera -155

John Dodson +125

 

Abdul Rzak Alhassan -145

Niko Price +115