UNBEATEN UFC star Darren Till has obtained the Liverpool homecoming bout he has dreamed of when he challenges Stephen Thompson on Might 27.
The 25-yr-previous welterweight will struggle on British shores for the primary time when he comes up towards the previous two-time world challenger at the Echo Area.
Headlining the motion-packed card, the 'Gorilla' can be hoping to arrange a world-title shot towards present champion Tyron Woodley ought to he beat the primary ranked American.
The sixteen-zero fighter knocked out Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone inside a spherical at UFC Gdansk in September, however is aware of he may have to placed on a profession-greatest efficiency to beat the wily 35-yr-previous.
Thompson drew with Woodley at UFC 205, earlier than dropping a contentious factors choice of their rematch at UFC 209.
However 'Wonderboy' – who boasts wins over the likes of Robert Whittaker, Jonny Hendricks and Rory MacDonold – bounced again from his Woodley heartache with victory towards the extremely-skilled Jorge Masvidal in November.
It is going to be the UFC's first journey to Merseyside, with Till wanting to make a press release in entrance of his rising legion of adoring Scouse followers.
Talking just lately about what it might be like to battle in Liverpool, he stated: "When the curtains shut and I hear the drums to Phil Collins 'Within the Air Tonight', and I stroll out and see my entire metropolis with their eyes on me, I get shivers speaking about it."
Earlier than including: "There’s no additional strain. I simply go in there to be a violent individual. I would like to give the Liverpool individuals a present to keep in mind.
"I’m not a man who’s going to go in there and pussyfoot round and go straightforward, I would like to throw all of it on the road and make it an thrilling battle."
Additionally on the invoice is Neil Magny in motion towards welterweight Gunnar Nelson within the co-essential occasion, with Brit star Brad Scott dealing with Poland's Salim Touhari.
Whereas middleweights Tom Breese and Daniel Kelly will settle their variations contained in the Octagon, with Trevor Smith to face Elias Theodorou.
UNBEATEN UFC star Darren Till has acquired the Liverpool homecoming bout he has dreamed of when he challenges Stephen Thompson on Might 27.