Both stars of the middleweight division usually prefer to fight in the posture, and this duel was no exception. The decisive factor that took the initiative to Whitaker’s side was the Australian strikes at the feet of the Liverpool wrestler, which severely hampered Tila’s agility on his feet, resulting in Whitaker. fuel tank to the final rounds was a little fuller. The kicks were followed by combinations of punches, but Tils withstood the pressure of the opponent in honor, opening a deep wound on Vitaker’s head at the end of the fight. It was not enough to drive home with the victory.
After five full rounds, all three judges with 48-47 awarded Vitaker victory. The 29-year-old Australian, in his previous fight last October, lost the middleweight champion belt to Israel Adesanja, breaking the then-accumulated series of nine victories. Now Vitakers is back on the trail of victory. Two-year-old Til, who made his middleweight debut in the previous UFC 244 show with a victory over Kelvin Gastelum, promised before the fight that he would have only one opponent in front of him, after defeating Vitaker – champion Adesanja. However, the loss means that the carbon will still have to wait until the next title fight. Two years ago, Til suffered a defeat against Tairon Woodley in the fight for the middleweight title, the first loss of his career.
” UFC on ESPN 14: Whittaker vs. Till “in the second main duel in the octagon met two MMA sports legends – Brazilian veterans Maurisio Rua (27-11-1) a Antonio Rožerio Nogeira (23-10). For the semi-heavyweight wrestlers, it was the final battle of the mutual trilogy, in which the victory was won by the former UFC semi-heavyweight champion Rua.
” I am very happy because I have defeated the legend Roger Nogeira three times. Today I am the happiest person in the world. Every fight with Nogeira is a war, ” 38-year-old Rua admitted after the duel. The third fight with my compatriot, 44-year-old Nogeir, has become the last in his long career: “I fought very well. Every time I tried to kill him. I am honored to share a fighting cage with Rua. At the age of 44, I think this was my last fight.” ‘
The 42-year-old Brazilian heavyweight showed great performance Fabrisio Verdums (24-9-1), in the first round dealing with nine-year-old Swede Aleksandra Gustafsona (18-7) resistance. Gustafson, who once conceded twice to John Jones in the fight for the heavyweight title, announced the end of his career a year ago after losing to Anthony Smith at his home in Stockholm. Now the most famous Swedish wrestler has returned to MMA sports, but this time already in the heavyweight division. However, the return did not turn out to be a positive note – the Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Verdum defeated his former sparing partner in the first round.
At the beginning of the fight, the Brazilian veteran managed to bring the opponent to the ground, where Gustafson was in complete control of Verduma. The former UFC heavyweight champion soon arranged for himself to use a hand-breaking technique, which he also successfully celebrated by winning. It should be noted that this was the last fight in the current Verduma UFC contract, and the Brazilian has already admitted that he is not thinking about the end of his career, but is ready to try his hand at other mixed martial arts sports organizations.
”UFC on ESPN 14: Whittaker vs. Till” rezultāti
|C.||The winner||The loser||Method||Round|
|1.||Robert Whittaker||Darren Till||Decision (unanimous)||5 (5:00)|
|2.||Mauricio Rua||Antonio Rogerio Nogueira||Decision (split)||3 (5:00)|
|3.||Fabricio Werdum||Alexander Gustafsson||Submission (armbar)||1 (2:30)|
|4.||Carla Esparza||Marina Rodriguez||Decision (split)||3 (5:00)|
|5.||Paul Craig||Gadzhimurad Antigulov||Submission (triangle choke)||1 (2:06)|
|6.||Alex Oliveira||Peter Sobotta||Decision (unanimous)||3 (5:00)|
|7.||Khamzat Chimaev||Rhys McKee||TKO (strikes)||1 (3:09)|
|8.||Francisco Trinaldo||Jai Herbert||TKO (strikes)||3 (1:30)|
|9.||Jesse Ronson||Nicolas Dalby||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1 (2:48)|
|10.||Tom Aspinall||Jake Collier||TKO (strikes)||1 (0:45)|
|11.||Movsar Evloev||Mike Grundy||Decision (unanimous)||3 (5:00)|
|12.||Tanner Boser||Raphael Pessoa||TKO (strikes)||2 (2:36)|
|13.||Miss Kianzad||Bethe Correia||Decision (unanimous)||3 (5:00)|
|14.||Ramadan Emeev||Niklas Proud||Decision (unanimous)||3 (5:00)|
|15.||Nathaniel Wood||John Castaneda||Decision (unanimous)||3 (5:00)|