Darren Till and Robert Whittaker closed the Fight Island show in Yes Island Abu Dhabi today marking the international fight week's end with UFC on ESPN 14. Though the buildup was super exciting, the fight in itself was a little below the mark, yet it was very engaging. As speculated by the media community, Robert came victorious in a competitive fight as a +140 favorite, yet Darren Till's performance wasn't disappointing either.
The former fighter turned commentator Dan Hardy put today's fight into words as a very technical match and the match as per the MMA community was a violent chess match where Rob was more of a 'mix-it up' fighter, whereas the southpaw Muay-Thai fighter Till showed up as expected, ready to starch his opponents from a southpaw stands.
Till was able to catch Whittikar early in the first round but Whittaker answered him on the ground and was able to secure takedowns. The final round was a beautiful display of pure violence as Till was able to catch Whittaker with a vicious elbow and cut the back of Whittaker's forehead wide open.
It sure was a close match, and in the middle of the match, even the champ "Stylebender" tweeted and recognized Till's ability, which shows that the Englishman is up to the mark, and will get to test his skills against Israel Adesanya sooner or later.
However, with a win in his pocket, Robert probably will face the winner of Adesanya Vs Costa, and will try gaining his belt back.
Other main-event matches, resulted in MaurícioRua came out victorious against AntônioRogério via division and we all saw Fabricio Werdum submit Alexander Gustafsson in 02:30 second of the very first round in Gustafsson's HW debut.
With today's match, Fight Island closes its show, and in conclusion UFC's Enter The Dragon Feel was able to be the talk of the town, which wasn't a total disappointment to mixed martial arts fans as all the events lived up to the expectation.