Tyron Woodley all but cemented himself as one of the most dominant champions on the UFC roster. He believes he is now the greatest welterweight in the history of the sport. Do you agree? Or does he still have a lot to prove to be put over GSP? His accomplishments certainly back up his claims so what is next for both Woodley and Till following their clash at UFC 228?

Hopefully this is now the fight that finally gives Woodley the respect he deserves. For some reason he has never been a fan favourite or backed by the general public and this is shown in the fact he has been made the outsider for most of his reign. Punters were again backing Till over him at Mundi Fortuna for example. The Englishman Till was a general shade of odds on to land the title. Woodley has now extended his record to 19 wins with three losses and one draw. This also means he is unbeaten since his UFC 174 defeat back in 2014.

This run has included him fighting the best in the welterweight division including Robbie Lawler and two recent victorious over the dangerous Stephen Thompson followed by another dominant performance over Demian Maia. This recent result against Till however was a huge statement to the rest of the UFC. This was a performance of the night in which he completely dominated the previously unbeaten contender.

Woodley continued to land with ease for much of the opening exchanges before dropping Till early in the second. Till was extremely tough taking some big elbows on the ground before tapping to a d’Arce choke at the end of the second round. This resulted in Woodley earning his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu which is more than deserved. The question still has to be asked at what seemed such a big gulf in class as Liverpool’s Till was only able to land one significant strike in the entire contest.

So what is next for the dominant welterweight Champion? There were rumours that the now 36-year-old could look to move up in weight but his future surely will lie in this division as he looks for a final few big fights. This contest all but sets up for the clash that everyone wants against the brash talking interim belt holder Colby Covington who has been calling for the fight with Woodley for some time.

Colby has again called for the fight on social media so this is very likely the next step for the division. He has also been busy ridiculing the performance of Darren Till so what is next for the Englishman? Till was being pushed heavily by the UFC as possibly the next PPV star. His hype had grown massively following his victory over Donald Cerrone which led to him being made the favourite over Woodley despite not facing the same level of opposition. The weight cut is clearly a continued issue for Till as he is huge for the division so the likely next step following this defeat is to move up to middleweight and look to challenge for another World title again in the near future.

 

 

 

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