UFC 266 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champ Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira. The Till vs. Brunson fight originally was scheduled to headline a Fight Night event on Aug. 14 event, but the booking was pushed back. The promotion continues to target London – likely at The O2 arena – as the host city, though plans could change.
Till most recently appeared in the octagon this past July at UFC Fight Island 3, where he lost a decision to ex-champ Robert Whittaker in a tactical five-rounder. He is 1-1 since moving back to the middleweight division, which came after back-to-back stoppage losses against now-former champ Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal, respectively.
Although Whittaker appears to be the frontrunner to face the winner of a middleweight title fight between Adesanya and Marvin Vettori at UFC 263, the winner of Till vs. Brunson should be well positioned for a title eliminator.