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Tale of the tape for Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till

Robert Whittaker and Darren Till square off in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night from Fight Island on July 25th. We break down the odds.

Robert Whittaker makes his way to the Octagon for the Middleweight title bout during UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

A pair of middleweights looking for a shot at Israel Adesanya’s championship belt step into the octagon as the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday when #1 Robert Whittaker faces #5 Darren Till on Fight Island as part of UFC on ESPN 14 this Saturday, July 15th.

Whittaker is 20-5 in MMA, but his loss to Adesanya in his first legal title defense after beating former champion Yoel Romero twice cost him the strap. Prior to that loss, he had won nine straight fights in the UFC, building up a reputation as one of the best pound-for-pound competitors in the sport.

Whittaker looks to avenge the knockout loss to Adesanya in his native Australia as soon as possible, but will need to face Till to stay the top contender. He fights with flare and from his feet, averaging 4.77 strikes per minute and an 84% takedown defense.

Till is ranked #5, and looks to jump to the head of the line for a title shot with a victory. “The Gorilla” is 18-2-1 overall, 6-2-1 in the UFC, with his only losses coming to fighters that aren’t middleweights in Jorge Masvidal and Tyron Woodley. “The Gorilla” only lands 2.38 strikes per minute, but has 10 knockouts and two submissions in his 18 wins, though mostly in his pre-UFC career. The 27-year-old from Liverpool, England was submitted by Woodley at welterweight in his only chance at UFC gold in September of 2018.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till at UFC Fight Night from Abu Dhabi on July 25th:

Money line odds

Robert Whittaker: -120
Darren Till: -105

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