UFC Fight Night 118: Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till takes place on October 21st, 2017 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The main event features a welterweight fight between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone taking on undefeated Darren Till. Also in the co-main event, women’s flyweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz meets Jodie Esquibel.
- October 15th: Middleweight Jim Wallhead (29-11 MMA | 0-2 UFC) has sustained an undisclosed injury and has pulled out of his fight against Warlley Alves. With only 5 days until fight night, the UFC will look for a replacement for Wallhead. Before the injury, Wallhead was riding a two-fight losing streak which he hoped to snap with a potential victory over Alves. MMA Junkie reports that there is currently no immediate timetable for Wallhead’s return to action. (Update: October 16th): Polish middleweight Salim Touahri (10-1 MMA) will fill in for Jim Wallhead at the event. Salim Touhri has been fighting for Russian based promotion Tech-Krep FC and is riding a 5-fight win streak.
- Heavyweight fighter Dmitry Smolyakov was to meet Adam Wieczorek at UFC 214 but the bout was rescheduled for this event. Sometime later, Smolyakov was removed from the fight and was replaced by Anthony Hamilton.
- Lightweight fighter Marcin Held was originally scheduled to meet Teemu Packalen at the event but a knee injury has forced Packalen from the card. New UFC lightweight signee Nasrat Haqparast takes the fight on two weeks notice. UFC
- Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jodie Esquibel
- Jan Błachowicz vs. Devin Clark
- Jonathan Wilson vs. Oskar Piechota
Preliminary Fight Card
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marcin Held
- Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek
- Damian Stasiak vs. Brian Kelleher
- Trevor Smith vs. Ramazan Emeev
- Artem Lobov vs. Andre Fili
- TBA vs. Warlley Alves
- Felipe Arantes vs. Josh Emmett
- Lina Lansberg vs. Aspen Ladd
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