The UFC middleweight division continues to offer quality fights.
Per a report by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Liverpool star Darren Till will return to the Octagon against fellow European Jack Hermansson at a Fight Night event on December 5. While the match-up depends on Till’s injured knee being medically cleared, it seems all looks good on that front.
Breaking: Darren Till (@darrentill2) vs. Jack Hermansson (@jackthejokermma) will headline UFC Fight Night on Dec. 5, pending medical clearance on Till’s left knee (which is looking good). MW matchups are fire right now. Adesanya/Costa. Whittaker/Cannonier. Hermansson/Till. pic.twitter.com/O7rIN7ABM2
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 21, 2020
The fight has interesting implications for the 185-pound division.
Currently, Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier are scheduled to meet in October to determine the next title challenger to the winner of September’s Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa. Till and Hermansson could easily lay claim to be title challenger after that.