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3 under the radar fights worth seeing at UFC Battle Island3
While the main event at UFC Battle Island 3 undoubtedly has everybody buzzing, there are a couple of fights that have actually flown under the radar that you won’ t desire to miss out on. The main event is as great a main event you solve now that isn’t a title battle. Both Robert Whittaker and Darren Till are high-level fighters and will undoubtedly place on a show come Saturday night. Whittaker is looking to rebound in a big method after losing his middleweight title in 2015 to Israel Adesanya by knockout. Till has actually asserted himself into the leading 5 of the division after he won his divisional debut versus Kelvin Gastelum by means of split decision. A win for either fighter this weekend might put them right into the title discussion.
Which fights should fans watch out for on UFC Battle Island 3?
1. Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
This one is a no-brainer for battlefans Three-time light heavyweight title opposition Alexander Gustafsson is making the go up to heavyweight to handle former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum. Not just is Gustafsson going up in weight, he’s likewise making his return to the cage following his retirement statement simply over a year earlier. Gustafsson laid his gloves down and called it stops after his loss to Anthony Smith in June of in 2015, today appears renewed and all set to make a run at heavyweight. Could Gustafsson difficulty for a title down the line? Perhaps, and he could not have actually gotten a much better match than Fabricio Werdum for his divisionaldebut Werdum more than likely isn’t going to strike greatly with Gustafsson and will most likely searches for the takedown and turn it into a grapplingmatch Gustafsson has the clear edge in the striking department, which is something he’ll need to make use of greatly in order get thewin When it comes to Werdum, he’s coming off a loss to Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 249 in what was a dull efficiency to state the least. At 42 years of ages, Werdum is most likely nearing the end of his profession competitively, however there’s no factor this won’ t be an enjoyable battle to watch.
2. Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 3
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are set to square off for the 3rd time this Saturday at UFC Battle Island3 Shogun and “Lil Nog” have actually battled two times previously, with Rua winning a consentaneous decision bothtimes Their last conference came at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro in what was a Battle of the Night efficiency from bothmen Both nearing the end of their famous professions, no one desires to lose to somebody 3 times. Nogueira is coming off a knockout loss to Ryan Spann and has just won 2 of his last 6 fights, however undoubtedly the idea of losing to Rua once again is weighing on Nogueira. Rua has in fact looked quite great as of late, going 4-1-1 in his last 6 getaways, his last battle being a split draw versus Paul Craig in an insane fight where the scorecards might’ve gone either method. Neither male desires to lose here, and in basic trilogy fights are extremely amusing. Try to find them to punch it out in a stand fight that ideally creates a finish.
3 Tanner Boser vs. Raphael Pessoa
A battle that is buried deep in the prelims that has terrific capacity is Tanner Boser vs. Raphael Pessoa. Both compelling heavyweights, Boser and Pessoa are coming off wins and looking to go up the ladder of a heavyweight division that is not deep as other lineups in the UFC. Boser (18 -6 -1) battled recently at the UFC Peak where he knocked out former PFL heavyweight champ Philipe Lins in simply under 3 minutes. Pessoa is 10 -1, with his only expert loss coming at the hands of Ciryl Gane in his UFCdebut Strangely enough, both fighters share that typical opponent of Ciryl Gane, whom they both lost to, Boser by decision and Pessoa by submission. Looking to gain momentum, a big declaration is required here from either man. With both men coming off success and undoubtedly getting self-confidence, the battle in between these 2 heavyweights might produce a battle of the night or perhaps even an efficiency of the night. Try to find Boser vs. Pessoa early on the prelims of this stacked 15- battle card to cap off the UFC’s period in Abu Dhabi, for the time being anyhow.
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