|UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till|
The poster for UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 8, 2018|
|Venue||American Airlines Center|
The event was headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Tyron Woodley and Darren Till. Due to a nasal issue that required surgery, the interim champion Colby Covington was not available for this event. He was also expected to be stripped of his title as soon as the Woodley/Till bout took place. The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians welterweight winner Kamaru Usman submitted medicals and weighed in as an official replacement for the bout.
A UFC Women's Flyweight Championship bout between then champion Nicco Montaño and former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship title challenger Valentina Shevchenko was expected to take place at the event, as the co-headliner. However, before the weigh-ins, Montaño was transported to a hospital due to the effects of weight cutting and the title bout with Shevchenko was cancelled. Later that day, UFC president Dana White announced that Montaño was stripped of the title and that Shevchenko will fight for the vacant belt "as soon as she's able".
A featherweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight winner Yair Rodríguez and Zabit Magomedsharipov was scheduled for the event. However, Rodríguez pulled out of the fight on August 23 citing injury. He was replaced by Brandon Davis.
|Welterweight||Tyron Woodley (c)||def.||Darren Till||Submission (D'Arce choke)||2||4:19||[a]|
|Women's Strawweight||Jéssica Andrade||def.||Karolina Kowalkiewicz||KO (punch)||1||1:58|
|Featherweight||Zabit Magomedsharipov||def.||Brandon Davis||Submission (Suloev Stretch kneebar)||2||3:46|
|Bantamweight||Jimmie Rivera||def.||John Dodson||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Abdul Razak Alhassan||def.||Niko Price||KO (punch)||1||0:43|
|Preliminary Card (FX)|
|Women's Strawweight||Tatiana Suarez||def.||Carla Esparza||TKO (punches and elbows)||3||4:33|
|Bantamweight||Aljamain Sterling||def.||Cody Stamann||Submission (Suloev Stretch kneebar)||2||3:42|
|Welterweight||Geoff Neal||def.||Frank Camacho||KO (head kick)||2||1:23|
|Middleweight||Darren Stewart||def.||Charles Byrd||TKO (elbow and punches)||2||2:17|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Diego Sanchez||def.||Craig White||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Jim Miller||def.||Alex White||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||1:29|
|Women's Bantamweight||Irene Aldana||def.||Lucie Pudilová||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Jarred Brooks||def.||Roberto Sanchez||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
- For the UFC Welterweight Championship.
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilová
- Performance of the Night: Tyron Woodley and Jéssica Andrade
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