The UFC will complete its run of July events on "Fight Island" with a 15-fight card that will be headlined by former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker aiming to put himself back into title contention against an opponent who has no interest in being a stepping stone, Darren Till.
Whittaker will return to the Octagon for the first time since losing the title via second-round stoppage to Israel Adesanya last October. Till is coming off a successful UFC middleweight debut with a split decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum. Prior to that, Till had lost two straight, including a welterweight title shot against Tyron Woodley.
Both fighters are hungry for gold and stand in the way of the other getting that opportunity in what could be an epic showdown.
The final summer show from the Flash Forum on Yas Island is loaded with 15 fights and features significant names including Mauricio "Shogun" Rua facing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Alexander Gustafsson making his heavyweight debut against former champion Fabricio Werdum.
Here's everything you need to know about Whittaker vs. Till.
What time is UFC Fight Night: Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till?
- Date: Saturday, July 25
- Prelims: 5 p.m. ET | 2 p.m. PT
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
- Whittaker vs. Till fight: 11 p.m. ET (approximate)
Whittaker vs. Till will take place Saturday, July 25, with the main card beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Whittaker vs. Till are expected to hit the Octagon around 11 p.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
Where is UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till?
Whittaker vs. Till will take place at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi as part of the UFC's series of events at "Fight Island." There will be no fans in attendance because of the coronavirus.
How to watch UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till TV, streaming info
In the United States, the prelims, beginning at 5 p.m. ET, will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass in English and Spanish. The main card, also on ESPN and ESPN+, kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.
In Canada, the prelims (6 p.m. ET) are on TSN2 and TSN5 and main card (8 p.m. ET) will be available on TSN3 and TSN5.
In the UK, the prelims (11 p.m. BST) and main card (1 a.m. Thursday BST) will be available on BT Sport 2.
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the main card (2 a.m. CEST Thursday) will be available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
You can learn more about how to watch in other countries at UFC.com.
How much does UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till cost?
In the U.S., Whittaker vs. Till will be available on ESPN and ESPN+. It is not a PPV event, but it does require a subscription to a cable, satellite or streaming service with ESPN, or a subscription to the ESPN+ platform.
Whittaker vs. Till will also be available on UFC Fight Pass, which has monthly and annual subscription options.
In Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, the main card will be available on DAZN, the global sports streaming service.
Pricing options for UFC content varies globally, depending on region and platform.
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till odds
According to BetMGM, Whittaker vs. Till is an almost even-money fight. Whittaker is the ever-so-slight favorite listed as -134, meaning that you would need to bet $134 to win $100. Till is a slight underdog at +110, meaning you would need to wager $100 to win $110.
Robert Whittaker record, bio
Name: Robert Whittaker
Born: Dec. 20, 1990
Reach: 73.5 inches
Total fights: 25
Darren Till record, bio
Name: Darren Till
Born: Dec. 24, 1992
Reach: 74.5 inches
Total fights: 21
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till full fight card
- Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till; Middleweights
- Maurício Rua vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira; Light Heavyweights
- Fabrício Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson; Heavyweights
- Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez; Women's Strawweights
- Paul Craig vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov; Light Heavyweights
- Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta; Welterweight
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Rhys McKee; Welterweights
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert; Lightweights
- Nicolas Dalby vs. Jesse Ronson; Welterweights
- Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier; Heavyweights
- Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy; Featherweights
- Tanner Boser vs. Raphael Pessoa; Heavyweights
- Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad; Women's Bantamweights
- Ramazan Emeev vs. Niklas Stolze; Welterweights
- Nathaniel Wood vs. John Castañeda; Bantamweights