A fight between Magi Ismailov and Darren Till is in the works

Popular Russian fighter Magomed Ismailov could have his next fight against former UFC welterweight title challenger, Brit Darren Till.

Sources close to the situation say that the two sides are currently negotiating the bout, which is scheduled to take place in Russia. There is no information yet on the organizer of the match and its regulations, but it looks like the fight is going to take place before the end of this year.

Magomed Ismailov, 37, made a successful professional boxing debut in March of this year, winning by majority decision over Ivan Shtyrkov at the RCC Boxing tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia. “Bald Predator” had his last fight in mixed martial arts in December last year at the RCC 13 tournament in Yekaterinburg, defeating Alexander Shlemenko by unanimous decision.

Darren Till, 30, was released from his UFC contract in March, leaving the organization on a three-fight losing streak against Robert Whittaker, Derek Brunson and Dricus Du Plessis, the latter two losing early by submissions.