The UFC will make a long awaited return to Dublin later this year, with the organisation set to makes its way to the 3Arena on August 15th. While tickets have yet to go on sale for the event, there is sure to be a capacity crowd on the night.
Little information has been made available on who will be on the card, although we have been given our first clue tonight. It's fair to say that it looks like a belter.
ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that Robert Whittaker vs Darren Till is likely to be the main event.
Breaking: UFC targeting Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till to headline UFC Fight Night on Aug. 15 in Dublin, per multiple sources. Not signed yet, but UFC in the process of finalizing. WHAT A MAIN EVENT. Rob? Darren? pic.twitter.com/sfklnzJINH
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 11, 2020
While nothing has been officially announced as of yet, this would be a hell of a way for the UFC to mark its return to this country.
Whittaker is a former middleweight champion, boasting a pro record of 20-5. He held the title as recently as October of last year, where Israel Adesanya ended a near two-year reign at the top of the division, having also been the interim champ for six months prior to that stint.
Liverpool native Till has fought mostly at welterweight, but moved up a division to defeat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 late last year.
The pair were due to face off in London later this month, but Till was forced to pull out due to injury. That has certainly worked to the advantage of Irish fans, who will now get to enjoy the highly anticipated meeting between the pair.