Former Champion Slight Favourite to Defeat Darren Till

Published on July 18th, 2020 12:09 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



A new MMA event is taking place at Fight Island. The July 25th edition of "Fight Island" features some interesting fights, including Alexander Gustafsson making his Heavyweight debut against Fabricio Werdum and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua battling Antonio Rogerio Nogueria.

The main event will feature a Middleweight battle between former champion Robert Whittaker and Darren Till.

Robert Whittaker is looking to rebound following his loss against Israel Adesanya, while Till will be looking to win his second fight in a row since moving to Middleweight.

Whittaker and Till are both strikers, which means that we likely won't see this fight on the ground too much.

It is always a concern when a fighter moves up in weight - will he be able to handle the stronger shots?

This isn't as much of a concern with Till, as he has fought at Middleweight before. Plus, he managed to beat Kelvin Gastelum, who is a very hard striker himself.

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Let's take a look at the odds for this fight, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: July 18th, 2020 12:02 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Robert Whittaker, 1.80
Darren Till, 2.00

This fight is obviously important for both men, as the winner might be the next in line for a title shot, following the planned bout between Costa/Adesanya.

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It will be interesting to see how well Whittaker bounces back from his loss against Adesanya.

It can be hard for former champions to get up for fights that don't involve the title.

Till, on the other hand, seems confident heading into this bout, as he called out any number of fighters before the Whittaker contract was signed.

This is a pretty compelling main event - who do you think will take it?

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