Robert Whittaker, Darren Till

Tonight’s UFC Struggle Island Three occasion was headlined by a key middleweight matchup that includes former champ Robert Whittaker taking over Darren Until.

The promotions former middleweight champion, Whittaker (20-5 MMA), was returning to motion this night for the primary time since surrendering his title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243.

Previous to his loss to ‘Stylebender’, ‘The Reaper’ was using a nine-fight win streak, which included victories over Yoel Romero (x2), Jacare Souza and Uriah Corridor.

In the meantime, Darren Until (18-2-1 MMA) had made his middleweight debut this previous November at UFC 244, the place he earned a cut up determination victory over Kelvin Gastelum. That win snapped a two-fight shedding skid for the Liverpool native, as Until had beforehand suffered stoppage losses to Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal respectively.

Robert Whittaker, Darren Till, UFC on ESPN 14

‘The Gorilla’ was assured {that a} win over Robert Whittaker this night will earn him a middleweight title shot in opposition to the winner of Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa.

Tonight’s UFC Struggle Island Three primary occasion proved to be an absolute battle. Darren Until and Robert Whittaker traded bombs for twenty-five straight minutes with each males incomes knockdowns. After 4 rounds of intently contested motion, it appeared to many followers and analysts that the rating was tied heading into spherical 5. Whittaker was in a position to rating some late takedowns within the fifth and closing spherical and thus edged out Until on the judges scorecards.

Official UFC Struggle Island Three End result: Robert Whittaker def. Darren Until by unanimous determination (48-47 x3)

Take a look at how the professionals reacted to Whittaker defeating Until beneath:

Reactions following tonight’s Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Until determination:

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This text first appeared on on July 25, 2020