- Odds: Darren Till (4/5), Robert Whittaker (1/1).
- Date & Location: July 25, UFC Fight Island.
- Prediction: Darren Till by TKO/KO.
The UFC makes it’s long awaited return at UFC Fight Island on July 25. With a fireworks headliner between two top middleweights Darren Till and former champ Robert Whittaker. We preview the opening odds for UFC Fight Island with our early fight prediction.
Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker Odds
Darren Till has a slight advantage in the opening betting odds, with a winning probability of 55% over Robert Whittaker. This close betting line means if you bet $100 on Till you’d profit $80 and a $100 bet on Whittaker would net you $100.
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Who has the edge?
This fight is almost a 50/50 one, you have Darren Till picking up his first win in three bouts after moving up in weight class from welter to middleweight. Till looked more composed against Kelvin Gastelum and fought a safe fight to pick up a decision win.
For Robert Whittaker the question remains how will he bounce back after losing his title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243. The former champ claimed he felt the pressure of being the champion and perhaps we will see a more loose and fluid Whittaker when he faces Till.
Given the fact the Whittaker is coming off a loss and will have to travel from New Zealand to UFC Fight Island for this, the bookies are placing him the slight underdog. We seen Darren Till’s ability to move in and out with smooth transitions, similar to how Adesanya made Whittaker miss. Till will rely on his counter strikes to catch Whittaker and land the bigger shots.
Expect the UFC to fast track Till towards another title shot if he wins. For Rob Whittaker this is almost a cross roads fight.
UFC Fight Island News
Although much remains speculative as the UFC is yet to confirm the bout, the fighters have verbally agreed to be a headlining feature on Fight Island. Ilha de Luta is the location reported as the Fight Island. It will serve the fighters who cannot enter the United States due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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