Injury forces Darren Till out of UFC on ABC 2 vs. Marvin Vettori; Kevin Holland offers services

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Nolan King
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The UFC is in need of a new main event for UFC on ABC 2 – and a volunteer has already raised his hand.

Due to a collarbone injury, Darren Till has withdrawn from the April 10 headliner against Marvin Vettori, sources with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie on Tuesday.

ESPN was first to report the bout was canceled following a tweet from Vettori (16-4-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC), which expressed anger at the situation.

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Always do my part 100% and these bunch of p*ssies can’t make it,” Vettori wrote. “I’m next in line for the title, whoever has something to say show the fuck up in 2 weeks so I can whoop your ass and shut you off for good

While Vettori, whose recent career has been plagued with opponent withdrawals, doesn’t appear to be keen on fighting a replacement, Kevin Holland has volunteered to step into the spot voided by Till (18-3-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC). His manager Oren Hodak told MMA Junkie on Tuesday that they have accepted the fight but are waiting to hear back from the UFC.

Holland (21-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) recently partook in his first promotional headliner at UFC on ESPN 21 – a unanimous decision loss to Derek Brunson. Holland lacked offensive success, but talked the entire fight. His performance led UFC president Dana White to make the comment that Holland had a “mental breakdown” during the fight

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UFC on ABC 2 takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. With the withdrawal, the April 10 lineup includes:

  • Marvin Vettori vs. TBA

  • Nina Ansaroff vs. Mackenzie Dern

  • Jarjis Danho vs. Yorgan De Castro

  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. John Makdessi

  • Norma Dumont vs. Bea Malecki

  • Sam Alvey vs. Zak Cummings

  • Jordan Griffin vs. Luis Saldana

  • Arnold Allen vs. Sodiq Yusuff

  • Hunter Azure vs. Jack Shore

  • Kyle Daukaus vs. Aliaskhab Khizriev

  • William Knight vs. Da Un Jung

  • Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez

  • Impa Kasanganay vs. Sasha Palatnikov

  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Scott Holtzman