Darren Till will fight at home when he faces Jack Hermansson at the UFC’s upcoming return to London, England on July 23.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday. News of the fight was first reported by MMANytt.com.
Following a win over Kelvin Gastelum in his 185-pound debut, Till has been unable to replicate the same success in his past two outings, falling in a decision to ex-champion Robert Whittaker and then losing to Derek Brunson by submission in September 2021.
Since that time, Till has been mixing up his training regimen while working alongside welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev as he looks to get back on track after posting just a 1-4 record in his past five fights.
Hermansson’s last six fights have seen him bounce back and forth between wins or losses. He beat Edmen Shahbazyan, Ronaldo Jacare Souza, and Marvin Vettori, before falling to midweight competitors Sean Strickland, and Marvin Vettori.
Till vs. Hermansson was the most recent confirmed fight at the UFC’s London return. It will be headlined by an anticipated heavyweight main event that pits Tom Aspinall against Curtis Blaydes.
MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Castro contributed to this article.