Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown the UFC Fight Island 3: ‘Whittaker vs. Till’ event, with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network.
This Saturday’s, July 25th., UFC Fight Island 3: ‘Whittaker vs. Till’ event, broadcast from the brand new Flash Forum facility on the infamous FIGHT ISLAND (Yas Island) off the coast of Abu Dhabi, showcased a solid card featuring an exciting middleweight fight between Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker and Darren ‘The Gorilla’ Till. Our co-main event showcased a light heavyweight tilt between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua & ‘Lil Nog, aka Minotauro’ Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Also on the card, we had a highly-anticipated main card bout between heavyweights Fabricio ‘Vai Cavalo’ Werdum and Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson, which was quickly over by 2:30 1st round submission, that bout was preceded by a brawl that went to the judges scorecards, which took place between Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira and Peter Sobotta; rounding things out we were treated to SIX POTN efforts put forth by Khamzat Chimaev, Tom Aspinall, Paul Craig, Fabricio Werdum, Tanner Boser, and Jesse Ronson. Overall, the massive fifteen bout card saw four (T)KOs, three submissions and eight decisions, including two split-decisions; the entire card was quite impressive.... what a fun night of fights we have to discuss with you!
UFC FIGHT ISLAND 3 ‘WHITTAKER VS. TILL’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 25
- 185lbs - Robert Whittaker (21-5) DEF Darren Till (18-3), DEC - Unanimous
- 205lbs - Mauricio Rua (27-11) DEF Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-10), DEC - SPLIT
- 265lbs - Fabricio Werdum (24-9) DEF Alexander Gustafsson (18-7), SUB - Armbar at 2:30 of Rd 1
- 115lbs - Carla Esparza (17-6) DEF Marina RodrIguez (12-1), DEC - SPLIT
- 205lbs - Paul Craig (13-4) DEF Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-7), SUB - Triangle Choke at 2:06 of Rd 1
- 170lbs - Alex Oliveira (22-8) DEF Peter Sobotta (17-7), DEC - Unanimous
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) NONE
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Khamzat Chimaev 2. Tom Aspinall 3. Paul Craig 4. Fabricio Werdum 5. Tanner Boser 6. Jesse Ronson
- 170lbs - Khamzat Chimaev (8-0) DEF Rhys McKee (10-3), KO/TKO - G & P at 3:09 of Rd 1
- 155lbs - Francisco Trinaldo (26-7) DEF Jai Herbert (10-2), KO/TKO - Overland Left at 1:30 of Rd 3, Total 11:30
- 170lbs - Jesse Ronson (22-10) DEF Nicolas Dalby (18-4), SUB - Rear Naked Choke at 2:48 of Rd 1
- 265lbs - Tom Aspinall (8-2) DEF Jake Collier (11-5), KO/TKO - Right Cross at 0:45 of Rd 1
- 145lbs - Movsar Evloev (13-0) DEF Mike Grundy (12-2), DEC - Unanimous
- 265lbs - Tanner Boser (19-6) DEF Raphael Pessoa (10-2), KO/TKO - Left Hook to G & P at 2:36 of Rd 2, Total 7:36
- 135lbs - Pannie Kianzad (13-5) DEF Bethe Correia (11-5), DEC - Unanimous
- 170lbs - Ramazan Emeev (19-4) DEF Niklas Stolze (12-4), DEC - Unanimous
- 135lbs - Nathanial Wood (17-4) DEF John Castañeda (17-5), DEC - Unanimous
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