01 Jan UFC ‘Fight Island’ poster released for Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
The final July trip to “Fight Island” sees a trio of former world champions in action.
Featured on the poster for the July 25 UFC event that was released this week are the headlining bout between Robert Whittaker and Darren Till, a trilogy bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Fabricio Werdum’s encounter with heavyweight debutant Alexander Gustafsson.
The last stop on #UFCFIghtIsland! #InAbuDhabi @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/yyMkJEPFwZ
— UFC (@ufc) July 3, 2020
Whittaker returns for the first time since losing the UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya nine months ago, while Till competes at 185 pounds in the UFC for just the second time. “The Gorilla” defeated Kelvin Gastelum by split decision at UFC 244.
In the co-main event, “Minotouru” faces his rival Rua for a third time in what is expected to be the last fight of Nogueira’s 19-year career.
Also on the main card, former UFC champion Werdum welcomes Gustafsson, a two-time light heavyweight title challenger, to the heavyweight division.
See the lineup for the July 25 show below (bout order to be determined):
Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Nicolas Dalby vs. Jesse Ronson
Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
Justin Tafa vs. Raphael Pessoa
Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad
Nathaniel Wood vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert