The UFC is still anchored at Fight Island, also known as Yas Island—a man made peninsula off of Abu Dhabi. There upcoming offering is headlined by a bout between middleweight contenders Robert Whittaker and Darren Till.
UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Till also offers a trilogy fight between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and ‘Lil Nog’ Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The card also includes the heavyweight debut of former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. He takes on former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum.
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There will be no ceremonial weigh-ins for this event, or many others anytime soon.
Main Card (8 p.m. ET ESPN/ESPN+)
Middleweight: Robert Whittaker (186) vs. Darren Till (186)
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio Rua (206) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (206)
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum (242) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (240)
Strawweight: Carla Esparza (116) vs. Marina Rodriguez (115.5)
Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig (206) vs. Gadshimurad Antigulov (206)
Welterweight: Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Peter Sobotta (171)
Welterweight: Khamzat Chimaev (171) vs. Rhys McKee (170.5)
Preliminary Card (5 p.m. ET ESPN/ESPN+)
Lightweight: Francisco Trinaldo (160)* vs. Jai Herbert (156)
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby (171) vs. Jesse Ronson (171)
Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall (248) vs. Jake Collier (264)
Featherweight: Movsar Evloev (146) vs. Mike Grundy (146)
Heavyweight: Tanner Boser (235) vs. Raphael Pessoa (264)
Bantamweight: Betha Correia (235) vs. Pannie Kianzad (136)
Welterweight: Ramazan Emeev (171) vs. Niklas Stolze (170.5)
Bantamweight: Nathanial Wood (136) vs. John Castaneda (136)
*Francisco Trinaldo misses weight by 4 lbs.