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Bisping Out and Till in Doubt – UFC London Still Without a Main Event


With tickets due to go on sale this Friday, UFC London is still without a main event.

There have been rumblings for some time about the possibility of former middleweight champion Michael Bisping headlining the card in what would be his retirement fight. Those rumours were put to bed last night when Bisping tweeted to confirm he would not be fighting.

While the news will disappoint many, you have to respect Bisping for letting his fans know in advance of tickets being released. There is no word of whether this will signal the end for Bisping. There is still a chance that he will take a last fight before retiring, it just won’t be in London.

Another potential main event was rumoured to be rising British star Darren Till vs SBG trained Gunnar Nelson. Unfortunately for fans hopeful of seeing Till headline the card in London, this too seems unlikely to happen.

SBG chief John Kavanagh tweeted yesterday conforming that Nelson had signed to fight but Till was unable to reciprocate.

Even more troubling is the news that the UFC are struggling to find an available welterweight who is prepared to take on Nelson in London to save the main event.

Nelson is much more dangerous than his number 14 ranking in the UFC welterweight rankings would have you believe. With that in mind it is understandable that the UFC might be struggling to find a willing partner to take him on in just 6 weeks time.

With both of the proposed main events seemingly in doubt and tickets on sale in a matter of days, expect the UFC to move quickly to salvage the event with a big name headline fight. If that doesn’t happen, you have to expect that ticket sales will be poor at best.



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12 Comments

  • Connor Brain
    01/02/2018 at 7:47 am

    Michael Rose

  • Stevie Mayo
    31/01/2018 at 10:57 pm

    Ian Brazier David Parr

  • Matthew Robinson
    31/01/2018 at 9:15 pm

    Dan Adams there’s no main event yet

    • Dan Adams
      31/01/2018 at 9:18 pm

      No wonder every welterweight is turning the event down. The card is so shit they probably don’t want to be part of it. Shame about bisping and till though.

    • Matthew Robinson
      31/01/2018 at 9:22 pm

      Yeah they would’ve made up for it a little bit, v disappointing card tho

  • Danny Cameron
    31/01/2018 at 6:05 pm

    2nd year in a row they’ve made an absolute shambles of getting the London card organised. Last year turned out to be excellent but on paper was shit. Maybe this year will be the same!

  • Daniel Marsh
    31/01/2018 at 3:36 pm

    Richard Wood

    • Richard Wood
      31/01/2018 at 5:02 pm

      Kind of glad we aren’t going now!

    • Daniel Marsh
      31/01/2018 at 5:35 pm

      I wonder who will end up being the main event

  • Jason Bovill
    31/01/2018 at 1:56 pm

    Shea Mcgeary

  • Scott MacLeod
    31/01/2018 at 12:19 pm

    Adam MacLeod Scott Macdonald

  • Steve Simac
    31/01/2018 at 11:49 am

    Jonno Butler