A middleweight bout between Darren Till and Derek Brunson has been targeted for the upcoming UFC 266 pay-per-view on Sept. 4 at the O2 Arena in London, England, MMA Fighting revealed on Friday following an initial report from ESPN.
Till and Brunson were originally expected to collide at a UFC Fight Night event on Aug. 14 but that date has been pushed back, per sources. UFC 266, which takes place the following month, will feature a headlining light heavyweight title bout between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira with Till vs. Brunson expected to serve as the co-main event.
The UFC hasn’t hosted an event in London since Mar. 2019 — pre-pandemic — when Till was knocked out by Jorge Masvidal in the UFC Fight Night 147 main event.
‘The Gorilla’ is looking to rebound from his unanimous decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC on ESPN 14 while Brunson, 37, is knocking on the door of title contention with a four-fight winning streak.
UFC 266: Blachowicz vs. Teixeira will take place on Sept. 6.
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