Fight Island hosts UFC Fight Night Wittaker vs. Till. A 15-fight card taking place at the Flash Forum on Yas Island.
The main event former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker the number one ranked contender in the division, faces number five ranked Darren Till, who challenged for the title at welterweight. The co-main event is the third meeting between former Pride & UFC champion Mauricio Rua & Antonio Nogueria.
The main card will also see former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum after Alexander Gustafsson who has challenged for the light-heavyweight title. First ever UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza battles prospect on the rise Marina Rodriguez. Former title challenger Bethe Correia meets Swden’s Pannie Kianzad. And Zhamzat Chimaev steps into the octagon for the second time in ten days when he faces Rhys McKee. The entire card is televised on ESPN.
- Middleweight Bout: Robert Whittaker (21-5) def. Darren Till (18-3-1) by (48-47 x3) unanimous decision
- Light-Heavyweight Bout: Mauricio Rua (27-11-1) def. Antonio Nogueira (23-10) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- Heavyweight Bout: Fabricio Werdum (24-9-1) def. Alexander Gustafsson (18-7) by submission (armbar) 2:31 R1
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: Carla Esparza (17-6) def. Marina Rodriguez (12-1-2) by (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) split decision
- Light-Heavyweight Bout: Paul Craig (13-4-1) def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-7) by submission (triangle choke) 2:06 R1
- Welterweight Bout: Alex Oliveira (22-8-1) def. Peter Sobotta (17-7-1) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Welterweight Bout: Zhamzat Chimaev (8-0) def. Rhys McKee (10-3-1) by TKO (ground & pound) 3:09 R1
- Lightweight Bout: Francisco Trinaldo (26-7) def. Jai Herbert (10-2) by KO (overhand left) 1:30 R3
- Welterweight Bout: Jesse Ronson (22-10) def. Nicolas Dalby (18-4-1) by submission (rear naked choke) 2:48 R1
- Heavyweight Bout: Tom Aspinall (8-2) def. Jake Collier (11-5) by KO (knee & punches) 0:45 R1
- Featherweight Bout: Movsar Evloev (13-0) def. Mike Grundy (12-2) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Heavyweight Bout: Tanner Boser (19-6-1) def. Raphael Pessoa (10-2) by TKO (left hook + ground & pound) 2:36 R2
- Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Pannie Kianzad (13-5) def. Bethe Correia (11-5-1) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Welterweight Bout: Ramazan Emeev (19-4) def. Niklas Stolze (12-4) by (29-28, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Bantamweight Bout: Nathaniel Wood (17-4) def. John Castaneda (17-5) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision