UFC Working on Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori for Fight Night Main Event on April 10

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The UFC is working on finalizing a high profile matchup in the middleweight division between Darren Till and Marvin Vettori.

If the deal can get done, the two will headline a UFC Fight Night on April 10. The location and venue of the event has not yet been announced.

Brett Okomoto of ESPN was first to report the news.

Okomoto stated that both camps have verbally agreed to the bout, but no contracts have been signed at this time.

Till (16-3-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker last July. Prior to that, he defeated Kelvin Gastelum by split-decision in his debut fight at middleweight.

Vettori (16-3-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) is currently on a four-fight win streak in the middleweight division, with his last loss taking place nearly three years ago to current champion Israel Adesanya by split decision. Vettori’s most recent victory came this past December at UFC Vegas 16, where he defeated Jack Hermansson by unanimous decision.

With the fight between Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa being made official late last night, if this deal between Till and Vettori can get finalized this will make two back-to-back high profile middleweight main event matchups in April.

With the divisions current champion, Adesanya, going up a weight class to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title in March, it looks like he will have a couple of options as to who he wants to defend his middleweight title against when he returns.

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