Tonight is the grand finale of one of the greatest creations in the pandemic era, Fight Island.
In the main event we have an awesome title contention dispute between former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker and Darren Till. In the two fights leading up to the main event we have the return of three Brazilian legends in Antonio “Lil Nog” Nogueira, former Light Heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former Heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum.
Also on this card, former multiple time LHW title challenger Alexander Gustafson makes his Heavyweight debut, first ever UFC Straweight champ Carla Esparza takes on the undefeated Marina Rodriguez and the dominant Khamzat Chimaev makes his second career UFC appearance in just 10 days.
Chimaev is one of the bigger favorites I have seen in the last six or so years of watching MMA at -1200. Also, I like Nicolas Dalby and Alexander Gustafson, but you might want to throw them parlay to make decent money.
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1. Shogun Rua -190
This fight in general makes no sense. Two Brazilian legends going at it way past their primes in a bout in which has no meaning for the division, but should end before the judges get a chance to fuck it up. Both guys don’t have the best chins in the world which is the reason why I believe we see a finish in this one. To me Shogun Rua is far superior and should get a KO victory in this fight, if not at least a victory by a significant margin. Actually surprised Shogun isn’t like -250 here.
2. Till/Whittaker U4.5 -130
I like this a lot, especially at this number. This fight is going to be a standup battle. In a combined 46 fights these guys have been involved in 31 finishes. If this fight goes past the 3rdI think it could be Whittaker’s fight to lose, but I feel Till has the striking ability to put Rob away within 15 minutes. This is going to be a high level fight and an absolute banger of a Fight Island finale.
Good luck to those following, let’s cash out.