Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker discovered redemption in his return to the cage final night time (Sat., July 25, 2020) at UFC on ESPN 14 stay on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside Flash Discussion board on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, when “Reaper” battled sport contender Darren Until to earn a unanimous choice win in the principle occasion.
Until landed the primary huge shot of the combat in Spherical 1 when an elbow throughout an inside conflict knocked Whittaker to the canvas. Whittaker would rebound within the second to attain a monstrous proper hand that stopped Until in his tracks. The previous middleweight champion took benefit by taking prime management and touchdown vicious ground-and-pound to batter Until up.
In Spherical 3, Whittaker did some harm to Until’s lead leg with whipping kicks. Until saved making an attempt to press ahead with offense however Whittaker’s motion and positioning was tough to take care of. Until got here again within the fourth to land a pointy proper hand out of the gate. “Gorilla” adopted his efforts up with a snapping mixture that had Whittaker backpedaling across the cage. Whittaker battled again and even landed some good uppercuts throughout a clinch alternate.
The fifth and closing spherical noticed Until land some crisp photographs from vary within the early jiffy, however Whittaker was there for extra leg kicks and stage adjustments. Until’s leg was actually battered up however the former welterweight didn’t appear to gradual, even catching Whittaker throughout an alternate and making a reduce. Whittaker rebounded, although, to attain a couple of takedowns earlier than the ultimate bell.
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