Robert Whittaker to Headline UFC’s Return to Conor McGregor’s Hometown

Published 03/12/2020, 9:16 AM EDT


If all things go as planned then UFC could stage a big fight in its return to Dublin after nearly five years.

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The UFC Dublin will feature its middleweight stars, former champ Robert Whittaker and English fighter  Darren Till and is reportedly set to take place on August 15 from 3Arena. The broadcast coverage of the event is yet to be pencilled but it will most certainly stream on ESPN+.

The main event will see the return of Australian middleweight champ Robert Whittaker who last fought in October losing the belt to Israel Adesanya, who himself this past week successfully defended his middleweight title belt against Yoel Romero.

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While Darren Till will return for the fight after nearly four months since he last danced down in the octagon against Kevin Gastelum at UFC 244.

The match against Gastelum was his middleweight debut where he was counted out by many before he even stepped into the cage. The “Gorilla” smartly used his tactics to beat Gastelum by split decision.

No other fighters have yet been roped for the card but the Whittaker vs Till fight will attract many to see the future of the middleweight division.

Both Whittaker and Till camps have agreed to the matchup but the contracts are yet to be signed, ESPN reported.

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Whittaker was earlier scheduled to feature at UFC 248 this month but an undisclosed matter forced him to withdraw from the card which could have put him opposite Jared Cannonier.

His return fight was initially unknown to anybody as Dana White pointed earlier but this news of him returning to the octagon close all outside talks.

The former middleweight titleholder will be itching to get back on the cage against Till at UFC Dublin after getting a beating against the current occupant of the title Israel Adesanya.

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The Liverpudlian overtly expressed his desire to be the attraction point in Dublin when the card was announced. And finally, he will have the chance to put up a brave fight against former champ Robert Whittaker in UFC’s return to Dublin.

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