In the night of Sunday the UFC will hold its fourth and last tournament in Abu Dhabi (UAE) on “Fighting island”. Notable tournament UFC on ESPN 14 is for the reason that his main card is already their seven fights. Last time that happened in 2015 at UFC 190.
The match preview
In the main event former UFC Middleweight champion and current No. 1 ranked Whittaker will face No. 5 ranking Tillam.
It’s safe to say that the transition from Whittaker Welterweight in the middle was the right step. He suddenly had a huge advantage in speed to most of its rivals, while maintaining my knockout power. Since its debut in middleware he has won 8 fights and won the belt. However, in October at UFC 243, the Aussie lost his belt after losing to Israel Adesanya knockout after a long pause due to health problems.
Till is also very good for moving up in weight. The Scouse had to torture your body velogonki, he even Middleweight looks more than many of his colleagues. Till lost by submission to UFC Welterweight Tyrone Woodley, and then was knocked out Jorge Masvidal, after which he took up in November at UFC 244 gave a promising performance in the new weight, winning Calvin Gastelum.
Forecast for battle
We are waiting for a duel between two excellent drummers-puncher. From the point of view of technology advantage on the side of Whittaker, but he has problems with sharp counter-attacking opponents. So was fighting against Stephen Thompson and Adesanya.
Till not very suitable for the role of a sniper, instead, he likes to press his opponent into the fence and then shoot it with heavy blows, present a particular danger to his left hook hitting the body. Also the British threat in the clinch with his knees and elbows. His style does not match none of the previous opponents Whittaker, but if the former champion will be at his best, he is able to cope with Tillam. But do not forget that Whittaker got hit pretty hard his last fights staph infection and hernia is also unlikely to have a positive impact on his health. However, assume that he still has something left in his tank, and he will be able through the most reliable chin “Gorilla”.
Win Whittaker by Ko in the 3rd round