If all things go well, we could be seeing a clash between two European favourites in just a matter of weeks. According to SBG head coach John Kavanagh, the UFC have offered his fighter Gunnar Nelson a main event slot against welterweight Darren Till at the upcoming UFC London.
The fight has been being discussed for a while, ever since Nelson and Till engaged in a brief back and forth last year, both verbally agreeing to the contest on social media. Since then, things appeared to have quietened somewhat, with Till more vocally pushing for a bout with Stephen Thompson.
Today, however, Kavanagh took to his own Twitter to reveal the UFC have been in contact about the contest, looking to host it on March 17 in London. Kavanagh also stated that Nelson has accepted the bout, and the decision now rests with Till.
So @ufc have offered @GunniNelson v @darrentill2 main event #UFCLondon we've agreed so hoping to hear confirmation soon 🤜how do you guys like the match up? I'm reminded of the Thatch fight, big strong striker but I think Till is tougher challenge. One way to find out… pic.twitter.com/b7U81FpzBf
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) January 24, 2018