Darren Till and Jack Hermansson were set to face off next month, in what could have been a number one contender bout. Israel Adesanya had expressed an interest in not only a new matchup, but Till himself after saying that his striking is ‘beautiful’.
However, Till may have to wait a bit longer to prove he’s next in line, as news has broke that he has pulled out due to injury. He has confirmed as much via his Twitter.
Good luck to both guys.— D (@darrentill2) November 6, 2020
I’ll be back next year.
I hope Kevin gets to showcase himself against one of the top guys of the division… he’s as game as they come ! https://t.co/slRehp4KjO
Fortunately for the card and Jack Hermansson, the UFC have found him an opponent. Kevin Holland will be stepping in, who has taking a few last minute opponents himself as of late. Holland is coming off four straight wins, and won just last week at UFC Vegas 12. After which, he exchanged some words with Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya. Holland stated that he plans on working his way up until he and Adesanya’s paths cross.
The bout will take place December 5th.