Cash Out on Fight Island! Till vs Whittaker Prediction
Fight Island closes out in style with quite possibly the most exciting UFC fight of the year Whittaker Vs Till.
Sat, Jul 25 / 8:00 PM EDT UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.
It's no secret that Whittaker did not enjoy the celebrity-like attention he received as champion. He has always just been a psycho who cared about getting in that cage and fighting. After losing his title to Israel Adesanya, Whittaker had no idea what was next and took time off "to do nothing." He talks about this in his Submission Radio Interview "As I started to get rejuvenated and just get refreshed and started to unwind. That fire, that longing to get to work, to fight it just came back."
I expect Bobby Knuckles' precise aggressive fighting style to back in full form, with the pressure of being a champion removed he sounds a lot calmer and more focused on just beating Till.
Till a Different Beast at Middleweight
Coming off the first two losses of his career, a complete domination win by Tyron Woodley to retain his championship belt, followed by a vicious knockout by Jorge Masvidal in his next fight. Darren Till's rise to welterweight stardom had come crashing down. Add in the gruesome weight cut stories and videos, Till made the smart decision to go up to middleweight.
A relatively reserved Till was able to pick apart Kelvin Gastelum to get the split decision win in his middleweight debut back in November. Though it looked like he played it safe in his first middleweight fight, one thing was for sure he looked stronger than he has with the extra 15 pounds of wiggle room for the weight cut. Look for a more comfortable and confident Till in his second bout in the division.
Whittaker vs Till Prediction
With both fighters coming into this fight in seemingly even form it is no surprise that Bodog has it currently listed as a pick' em betting line. As it gets closer to Saturday I predict the line to lean towards Whittaker as a slight favorite due to his championship pedigree swaying betters.
The fight will no doubt be decided on the feet with Whittaker the more aggressive forward moving fighter leading the charge. Till much more of a counter striker will look to sit back and attack when Whittaker overextends.
Whether its Whittakers wars against Yoel Romero, his constant health concerns, or his aggressive style vs a counter striker all signs point towards Whittaker being put to sleep by a more powerful Darren Till. Smash the Till by KO prop bet and get ready for the cashout.
Prediction: Till by KO
..........Also warning message from Darren Till to the rest of the Middleweight division