Last night (Sat. September 8, 2018) Dallas, Texas played host to the UFC 228 pay-per-view (PPV).
In the main event, Tyron Woodley defeated Darren Till to retain his welterweight championship. Woodley hit Till with a bomb in the second round that planted him down.
After swarming on for ground-and-pound, several minutes later Woodley locked in a D’arce choke and forced the Englishman to tap out.
Woodley was awarded his black belt in jiu-jitsu by his coaches afterward. The mixed martial arts (MMA) world wasn’t surprised by Woodley’s victory, but how he pulled off the win was a bit unexpected.
Check out how the MMA community reacted to “T-Wood’s” win here:
My dude @TWooodley is the man at 170! That being said @darrentill2 really earned my respect in that fight. He is one tough SOB! Congrats to the champ! And I’m sure we’ll see Till back sooner than later #ufc228
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) September 9, 2018
Congrats to @TWooodley !! Huge win!!
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) September 9, 2018
— CyborgVNunes #UFC232 (@criscyborg) September 9, 2018
— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) September 9, 2018
Congrats to the champ @TWooodley. Can you see him now? And still!
— Jason TheKid Knight (@Jasonthekid23) September 9, 2018
**** yes @TWooodley ??
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) September 9, 2018
Totally dominant performance from @TWooodley !!! You are the man. Made Till look like child’s play.
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 9, 2018
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) September 9, 2018
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) September 9, 2018
**** yes @TWooodley
— Nina Ansaroff (@NinaAnsaroff) September 9, 2018
Till next time #UFC228 Congrats Woodly ??
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) September 9, 2018
Till being a little too "patient." I think he threw a kick and a punch that round. #ufc228
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) September 9, 2018