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Till v Thompson to Headline UFC Liverpool?


Ariel Helwani is reporting that a Darren Till v Stephen Thompson fight is close to being announced to headline on May 27th when the UFC comes to Liverpool. Till v Thompson was first talked about after Till demolished Donald Cerrone in October of 2017. The UFC is building the Liverpool show around Till (16-0-1) and the question was would it be a showcase fight for Till or a fight with real title implications, if he does indeed square off against Thompson, it would obviously be the latter.

The likes of fellow Brit Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman have been lobbying for the headline fight with Till, but if Helwani is correct, it looks like ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has got the fight.

Thompson (14-2-1) is a former two-time UFC title challenger, he drew with Tyron Woodley in November 2016 but lost the rematch in March the following year. Thompson last fought in November last year earning a unanimous points win over Jorge Masvidal. To earn another chance at the title Thompson will probably need a new champion as the UFC are unlikely to grant him a 3rd crack at Woodley, or he has to one by one beat all the legitimate contenders, Till being one.

If the fight does indeed come to fruition, Till gets a chance to maybe find himself at number 1 or 2 in the rankings if he beats Thompson and knocking right at the door of a title shot. A win for Thompson pushes him a little closer to that elusive 3rd try at UFC gold, although the likes of Colby Covington and Rafael Dos Anjos who are also rumoured to be fighting for the Interim title, would make that later rather than sooner for Thompson.

UFC WELTERWEIGHT RANKINGS:

C Tyron Woodley 18-3-1
1 Stephen Thompson 14-2-1
2 Rafael Dos Anjos 28-9-0
3 Colby Covington 13-1-0
4 Robbie Lawler 28-12-0
5 Demian Maia 25-8-0
6 Jorge Masvidal 32-13-0
7 Darren Till 16-0-1
7 Kamaru Usman 12-1-0
9 Neil Magny 20-7-0
10 Santiago Ponzinibbio 27-3-0
11 Donald Cerrone 33-10-0
12 Carlos Condit 30-11-0
13 Gunnar Nelson 16-3-1
14 Leon Edwards 15-3-0
15 Dong Hyun Kim 22-4-1



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22 Comments

  • Dean Cavanagh
    24/03/2018 at 6:52 am

    Gavin Thomson defo getting tickets bro this will be a cracker man

    • Gavin Thomson
      24/03/2018 at 6:56 am

      Would be damage iyy when you hear back bout tickets?

    • Dean Cavanagh
      24/03/2018 at 6:57 am

      11 i get Code to get easy tickets

    • Dean Cavanagh
      24/03/2018 at 6:57 am

      Early *

    • Gavin Thomson
      24/03/2018 at 6:59 am

      Today eh?

    • Dean Cavanagh
      24/03/2018 at 7:00 am

      Nah the 11th if next month I get a. Code to get the tickets early thy come out on the 13-14 I think

    • Gavin Thomson
      24/03/2018 at 7:02 am

      Damage bro if ya get them I’m defo game for going like 👍🏻

    • Dean Cavanagh
      24/03/2018 at 7:03 am

      Yea good man chiming for it like

  • Julian Alexander Thomas-Horning
    23/03/2018 at 7:23 pm

    That fight makes no sens. Santiago Ponzinibbio makes the most sense to me. Money wise Gunner Nelson wouldn’t be a bad option either.

  • Carlos Saenz Bernal
    23/03/2018 at 5:11 pm

    Hopefully thompson won’t forget the boomerang

  • Dudley Tait
    23/03/2018 at 3:56 pm

    Douglas Paterson Ross Dunn whoooooshhhhkaaa

  • Angy Ellis
    23/03/2018 at 3:00 pm

    fantastic

  • Scott Ferguson
    23/03/2018 at 1:04 pm

    Christopher Corbett

  • Chris Bez Beswick
    23/03/2018 at 12:23 pm

    Tom Fall Callum Johnson

    • Tom Fall
      23/03/2018 at 12:50 pm

      Me and mehdi are off to it if you fancy it ? Ticket on sale in April

    • Tom Fall
      23/03/2018 at 12:51 pm

      I really like this it will be a crackin fight I’d like to see till fight masvidal too

  • Nathan Hansen
    23/03/2018 at 11:23 am

    Ethan Borby

  • Martin Howie
    23/03/2018 at 11:15 am

    Ryan Davidovic Scott Tragis. Hopefully we get tickets if this is the main event!

    • Scott Tragis
      23/03/2018 at 11:49 am

      I’d still prefer Masvidal/Till in a stand up battle

    • Martin Howie
      23/03/2018 at 12:17 pm

      Either would be good like

  • Steven Peapo Farquhar
    23/03/2018 at 10:39 am

    Paul Coull

    • Paul Coull
      23/03/2018 at 10:51 am

      Would be a good ane. Beat him and wid probably be in line for a title shot