UFC Fight Island 3: Whittaker vs Till Results
UFC Fight Island 3 goes down on Saturday night on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The final card of the first stint on Fight Island will see Robert Whittaker and Darren Till throw down in a hugely anticipated middleweight clash in the main event.
Whittaker hasn’t competed since losing the UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 last October. The loss ended ‘Bobby Knuckle’s’ run of nine straight wins inside the Octagon. Having lost to Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal, Till moved up to middleweight and got back to winning ways, earning a hard fought split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244.
In the UFC Fight Island 3 co-main event, ‘Shogun’ Rua is set to face his fellow Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at light heavyweight, in a trilogy bout. ‘Shogun’ won both their previous clashes, via unanimous decision. ‘Lil Nog’ has confirmed that this will be his last fight, before hanging up his gloves.
Elsewhere on the UFC Fight Island main card, Alexander Gustafsson comes out of retirement and moves up to heavyweight, to face off against the former champion, Fabricio Werdum; and Carla Esparza takes on Marina Rodriguez.
Official results from UFC Fight Island 3:
Robert Whittaker defeats Darren Till via unanimous decision decision (48-47 x3)
‘Shogun’ Rua defeats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fabricio Werdum defeats Alexander Gustafsson via first round armbar submission (2:30)
Carla Esparza defeats Marina Rodriguez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Paul Craig defeats Gadzhimurad Antigulov via first round triangle submission (2:06)
Alex Oliveira defeats Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Khamzat Chimaev defeats Rhys McKee via first round TKO (3:09)
Francisco Trinaldo defeats Jai Herbert via third round TKO (1:30)
Jesse Ronson defeats Nicolas Dalby via first round rear naked choke submission (2:48)
Tom Aspinall defeats Jake Collier via first round TKO (0:45)
Movsar Evloev defeats Mike Grundy via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Tanner Boser defeats Raphael Pessoa via second round TKO (2:36)
Pannie Kianzad defeats Bethe Correia via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Ramazan Emeev defeats Niklas Stolze via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Nathaniel Wood defeats John Castaneda via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
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