Whittaker Returns Against Till In Dublin
Robert Whittaker is set to return to action in an exciting middleweight matchup with Darren Till.
According to sources close to ESPN, the pair will headline the UFC’s return to Dublin, Ireland, which takes place on August 15. Brett Okamoto states that the bout isn’t signed yet, but is close to being finalized.
“Breaking: UFC targeting Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till to headline UFC Fight Night on Aug. 15 in Dublin, per multiple sources. Not signed yet, but UFC in the process of finalizing. WHAT A MAIN EVENT. Rob? Darren?”
Breaking: UFC targeting Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till to headline UFC Fight Night on Aug. 15 in Dublin, per multiple sources. Not signed yet, but UFC in the process of finalizing. WHAT A MAIN EVENT. Rob? Darren? pic.twitter.com/sfklnzJINH
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 11, 2020
Whittaker hasn’t competed since losing his middleweight title to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 back in October. “The Reaper” was set to return at UFC 248 this past weekend when he was scheduled to face Jared Cannonier. However, he had to pull out for undisclosed personal reasons.
Till, meanwhile, made a successful middleweight debut back in November when he outpointed Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC 244 co-main event. He was hoping to fill in for Whittaker against Cannonier only for the latter to later get injured.
Although UFC Dublin is some time away, Till will now get the high-profile name that he wanted with a potential win likely to put him in position to challenge for the title next.
As of now, Paulo Costa is expected to challenge Adesanya next.
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