A great matchup between two middleweights is on tap this coming weekend in the UFC, as Robert Whittaker and Darren Till clash in the main event of this UFC Fight Night event in Abu Dhabi. Will Whittaker rebound from his last fight – a loss – with a victory? Or will Till be money for his bettors? Read on for more about this showdown.
Betting Preview for the Robert Whittaker vs Darren Till Middleweight Bout at UFC Fight Night on July 25, 2020
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
When: Saturday, July 25, 2020
TV Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Betting on Robert Whittaker (-115)
MMA Record: 21-5-0
Whittaker is ready to rumble again several months after losing to Israel Adesanya in a title match back in October of last year. Whittaker couldn’t take the power of “The Last Stylebender” as he was stopped in the second round of that match and forced to relent his middleweight belt to Adesanya. Whittaker was riding a huge wave of momentum heading into the fight with Adesanya, having won all his previous nine bouts, including two victories over Yoel Romero. A striker, Whittaker isn’t one to back down from a toe-to-toe fight standing up. He is averaging 4.82 significant strikes landed per minute on 40 percent accuracy. He’s also not easy to bring down to the canvas, as his 84 percent takedown defense suggests. Although he’s never submitted anyone so far in his UFC career, Whittaker has five submissions wins, three via rear-naked choke. Overall, Whittaker has 10 knockout wins against two knockout losses.
Betting on Darren Till (-115)
MMA Record: 18-2-1
Till has started to get back into winning ways since his back-to-back losses to Tyron Woodley and Jorge Masvidal. In his first bout back from the loss to Masvidal, Till scored a split decision win over Kelvin Gastelum in November of last year. Till managed to eke out a win in that fight despite landing fewer significant strikes and total strikes. However, he was able to use his length to land 34 significant strikes from distance to just 26 by Gastelum. Till has explosive hands. He has 10 wins via knockouts and only one KO loss, which shows he’s got a sturdy chin that can take power shots as well. Among his best performances inside the Octagon was his brutal stoppage of Donald Cerrone in the first round of their match back in 2017. Till followed that up with a unanimous decision win over Stephen Thompson in 2018. Like Whittaker, Till has an impressive takedown defense, avoiding the mat 82 percent of the time.
Whittaker wins via decision.
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