UFC Fight Island 3 finished the UFC’s stay on Fight Island as they will now come back to U.S. soil for a few upcoming events in August.
In the last Fight Island event, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker got himself back into the win column. Now he maybe in line for another crack at the UFC title.
Lets breakdown what’s next for Whittaker and Darren Till in this week’s Matchmaker Monday.
Result: defeated Darren Till be unanimous decision at UFC on Fight Island 3
Next: UFC championship fight against the winner of Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa
Whittaker said he had time to get himself mentally back into the game and we could expect to see him look like the Robert Whittaker that ran through the middleweight division. Thats exactly what happened.
“The Reaper” looked good in his win over Darren Till and personally I think he should get the winner of the upcoming middleweight championship bout between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa.
Only person that can screw that plan up is Jared Cannonier, who is also right in the mix of things. Cannonier and Whittaker may possibly meet in an elimination fight. However, I think that would be a stretch. Cannonier I believe is a fight away from punching his ticket to a title shot, where as Whittaker can fight for it tomorrow and nobody would complain.
So with that being said, I think Whittaker gets the winner of the upcoming title fight and give Cannioner either the loser of that fight or the winner of Yoel Romero and Uriah Hall.
Result: lost to Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Island 3
Next: Winner of Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan
First off, I love Till at 185 pounds. He fought great on Saturday and was close to winning the fight.
Now, up next, a fight with the winner of this weekend’s main event between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan makes sense.
However, I don’t really know if we want to get into the weeds of a breakdown explaining the reasoning. The reason I saying that is because Till said in his post-fight press conference that he believes he blew his knee out in the second-round of the fight.
Once we know what’s going on with Till’s knee we can probably lay out a map of things for him at middleweight, but there’s a possibility he can miss some time. Let’s hope that’s not the case.