UFC Fight Island 3: Robert Whittaker Rallies Back to Beat Darren Till
By FCF Staff
Robert Whittaker was sent to the deck early on into his bout tonight with Darren Till. But, the former middleweight champ rallied back and worked his way to a decision win over the talented striker.
Whittaker ate a booming elbow in round one and was sent to the floor. But, the Australian fighter recovered and in round two, he dropped Till with a thumping punch.
In the remaining rounds, Whittaker mixed in takedown attempts with his striking, and outscored the British fighter for the decision win.
Here are the complete results for UFC Fight Island 3, which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Robert Whittaker def. Darren Till via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Mauricio Rua def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fabricio Werdum def. Alexander Gustafsson via submission (armbar) R1, 2:30
Carla Esparza def. Marina Rodriguez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Paul Craig def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 2:06
Alex Oliveira def. Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Khamzat Chimaev def. Rhys McKee via TKO (punches) R1, 3:09
Francisco Trinaldo def. Jai Herbert via TKO (punches) R3, 1:30
Jesse Ronson def. Nicolas Dalby via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:48
Tom Aspinall def. Jake Collier via KO (punches) R1, 0:45
Movsar Evloev def. Mike Grundy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Tanner Boser def. Raphael Pessoa via TKO (punches) R2, 2:36
Pannie Kianzad def. Bethe Correia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ramazan Emeev def. Niklas Stolze via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nathaniel Wood def. John Castaneda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)