Till out of UFC London fight vs. Hermansson, Curtis steps in

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The middleweight bout between Darren Till and Jack Hermansson is off again.

Till is out of his UFC London co-main event fight against Hermansson on July 23 due to an undisclosed injury, sources told ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

Veteran Chris Curtis is stepping in to fight Hermansson as Till's replacement, a UFC official told Raimondi.

The UFC initially booked Till and Hermansson to meet in a main-event bout in December 2020 but an injury also forced Till to withdraw.

Till hasn't fought in 2022 yet. The 29-year-old's last appearance was in September 2021 when he suffered a submission loss to Derek Brunson. Till revealed afterward he sustained a torn ACL during his training camp for that fight. The ninth-ranked middleweight has lost four of his past five fights, including the last two.

Hermansson, the No. 8-ranked middleweight, suffered a split-decision defeat to Sean Strickland in his last Octagon outing in February. The 34-year-old is 1-2 in his last three fights.

Meanwhile, Curtis has won all three fights since joining the UFC. The 34-year-old last beat Rodolfo Vieira by unanimous decision in June.

The UFC London card is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall.

Till out of UFC London fight vs. Hermansson, Curtis steps in
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