Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till Targeted To Headline UFC Event On July 25

Robert Whittaker and Darren Till will be fighting earlier than expected. Whittaker and Till were expected to headline UFC Dublin on August 15. But, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to Combate the two will headline an …

Robert Whittaker and Darren Till will be fighting earlier than expected. Whittaker and Till were expected to headline UFC Dublin on August 15. But, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, according to Combate the two will headline an event on July 25. Fight Island is rumored to be the host of […]

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Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker To Headline ‘Fight Island’ Event On July 25

Darren TillTop middleweight contender Darren Till will square off against former champion Robert Whittaker on July 25 according to a report from Raphael Marinho of Combate. Per the report, the high stakes middleweight match-up will take place on ‘Fight Island’ and be in the main event slot. The pair were originally set to meet at a […]

Darren Till

Top middleweight contender Darren Till will square off against former champion Robert Whittaker on July 25 according to a report from Raphael Marinho of Combate.

Per the report, the high stakes middleweight match-up will take place on ‘Fight Island’ and be in the main event slot. The pair were originally set to meet at a UFC Dublin event in August, but they will now meet at a location to be confirmed a few weeks earlier.

Till is coming off a huge win in his middleweight debut. The scouser beat former title challenger Kelvin Gastelum over three rounds at UFC 244 in his divisional debut. This win helped him rebound from back-to-back losses that closed out his previously impressive welterweight run.

Whittaker on the other hand comes into this fight off the back of a devastating defeat against Israel Adesanya. ‘The Last Stylebender’ dropped and stopped Whittaker inside two rounds at UFC 243. Since then the Australian stand out has taken some time away from the sport after suffering from burnout.

The winner of this July 25 fight will most likely be next in line for a middleweight title shot after Adesanya defends his belt against Brazilian knockout artist Paulo Costa.  

Who do you think wins, Darren Till or Robert Whittaker?

Israel Adesanya Shows Support For Robert Whittaker Following ‘Burnt Out’ Comment

Israel Adesanya has respect for Robert Whittaker following the former UFC champion’s recent comments. Adesanya and Whittaker did battle back in Oct. 2019. Going into the match Adesanya was the interim middleweight champion, while Whittaker held t…

Israel Adesanya has respect for Robert Whittaker following the former UFC champion’s recent comments. Adesanya and Whittaker did battle back in Oct. 2019. Going into the match Adesanya was the interim middleweight champion, while Whittaker held the main title. “The Last Stylebender” earned the distinction of undisputed champion with a second-round TKO victory over Whittaker. […]

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Robert Whittaker Proposes Catchweight Darren Till Fight, ‘The Gorilla’ Responds

Robert WhittakerFormer UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has asked Darren Till to fight him at a catchweight in August with little to no training. Whittaker and Till were expected to meet in the main event at UFC Dublin on August 15. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic seems to have put a stop to that card. Earlier this month […]

Robert Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has asked Darren Till to fight him at a catchweight in August with little to no training.

Whittaker and Till were expected to meet in the main event at UFC Dublin on August 15. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic seems to have put a stop to that card. Earlier this month it was announced events requiring licenses in excess of 5,000 would not be considered until September. Fighters are also struggling to train properly due to the lack of access to gyms and sparring partners. Whittaker seems to has a solution for all of that and Till seems to be on board with his idea.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Whittaker revealed he is still up for fighting but wants to agree a catchweight as they both will be unable to train properly, he said.

“I really want to come to some type of agreement with Daz because I feel like he gets it. We just don’t train at all. We just don’t train, we do a catchweight of like 95 and we just rock up. Bro, I love that and I’m sure he would love that too. We can just dip and chips it until August then get in there and light it up.

Ariel Helwani expressed his belief that Till would be down for the idea and he wasn’t wrong. ‘The Gorilla’ took to Twitter to accept the proposal. “It’s not even a thought… YES,” he wrote.

“Now that we aren’t cutting weight rob? @robwhittakermma. Shall we just use the fight week time to our advantage, drink? Dip? And Game? Might as well…,” he added.

While Whittaker and Till seem to be down for a catchweight bout it’s unlikely the UFC will get on board with the idea. Even during these most trying times, the MMA promotion seems insistent on fighters making weight.

Would you like to see Robert Whittaker and Darren Till fight at a catchweight in August?

Robert Whittaker Hopes His Bout With Darren Till Can Be At Catchweight

Robert Whittaker is hoping he can make his bout with Darren Till a catchweight. Whittaker is scheduled to clash with Till on Aug. 15. The bout is being planned for Dublin, Ireland. With the coronavirus pandemic in effect, gyms around the world are clos…

Robert Whittaker is hoping he can make his bout with Darren Till a catchweight. Whittaker is scheduled to clash with Till on Aug. 15. The bout is being planned for Dublin, Ireland. With the coronavirus pandemic in effect, gyms around the world are closed. This has made it difficult for fighters to prepare. Whittaker Proposes […]

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Luke Rockhold Responds To Robert Whittaker’s ‘Burnt Out’ Comments

Luke Rockhold caught wind of Robert Whittaker’s comments about being burnt out and he can sympathize. Fight fans expressed concern upon hearing that Whittaker’s removal from the UFC 248 card back in March wasn’t due to an injury. Thos…

Luke Rockhold caught wind of Robert Whittaker’s comments about being burnt out and he can sympathize. Fight fans expressed concern upon hearing that Whittaker’s removal from the UFC 248 card back in March wasn’t due to an injury. Those fears only grew when UFC president Dana White appeared choked up when discussing why “The Reaper” […]

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