A UFC 235 Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Tyron Woodley and The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians welterweight winner Kamaru Usman has been slated for the event and is expected to serve as the co-headliner.
Usman (13-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) has been campaigning for a title shotsince he defeated ex-champ Rafael dos Anjos by one-sided decision at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale this past month. UFC President Dana White said the performance could help him jump the queue to fight Woodley (19-3-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), and those comments may bear fruit.
The obvious fight for the title at 170 pounds was thought to be Woodley vs. former interim champ Colby Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC). White has expressed frustration in both athletes of late, though, and it could all cumulate in Usman getting an opportunity at the strap.