Darren Till | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
The poster for UFC Vegas 23 is out ahead of a pivotal middleweight main event next month.
Check out the poster below.
— UFC (@ufc) March 17, 2021
Till look to put himself in a position to challenge current champion Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title with a big win. “The Gorilla” was successful in his 185-pound debut at UFC 244, earning a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum in November 2019. The former welterweight title challenger lost a close decision in his most recent appearance against Robert Whittaker at UFC on ESPN 14 in July.
Vettori has won his last four fights as he is eyes a rematch with Adesanya, the only fighter to defeat “The Italian Dream” over a nearly four-year stretch. The 27-year-old is coming off of the biggest win of his career where he defeated Jack Hermansson in the main event of UFC Vegas 16 in December.
See the updated UFC Vegas 21 card below (bout order still to be finalized).
Main card, 3 p.m. ET, ABC and ESPN+
Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori
Preliminary card, 12 p.m. EST, ESPN and ESPN+