- Main Event features pivotal middleweight bout between No. 1 Robert Whittaker and No. 5 Darren Till
- All Prelim bouts will appear on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+; Spanish language Main Card will appear on ESPN+ exclusively
- Main Card begins at 8 p.m. ET with Prelims at 5 p.m. ET
- ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit com/ufc
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till is set for this Saturday, July 25, from UFC FIGHT ISLAND on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The main event features the return of former UFC middleweight champion and No. 1-ranked contender Robert Whittaker (21-5-0) taking on No. 5-ranked Darren Till (18-2-1), who aims to continue his climb since moving up to the 185-pound weight class.
In a co-main event featuring MMA legends, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (26-11-1) takes on Rogerio Nogueira (23-9-0) in a historic trilogy match, while three-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson (18-6-0) makes his heavyweight debut against former UFC heavyweight champion and No. 14-ranked Fabricio Werdum (23-9-1).
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and be simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning with the Prelims at 5 p.m. ET and the Main Card at 8 p.m. ET. Spanish language Main Card at 8 p.m. ET will be available exclusively on ESPN+. The events will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.
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UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till
Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 7/24||12 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Pre-Show: Whittaker vs. Till||ESPN+|
|5 p.m.||UFC Live: Whittaker vs. Till||ESPN2|
|Sat., 7/25||5 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Prelims||ESPN and ESPN Deportes, ESPN+|
|8 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Main Card||ESPN and ESPN+ (English + Spanish; Spanish exclusively on ESPN+)|
|11 p.m.||UFC Fight Night Post Show: Whittaker vs. Till||ESPN+|
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|8 p.m.||Main||Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till|
|Co-Main||Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira|
|Undercard||Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson|
|Undercard||Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez|
|Undercard||Paul Craig vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov|
|Undercard||Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta|
|Undercard||Khamzat Chimaev vs. Rhys McKee|
|5 p.m.||Feature||Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert|
|Undercard||Nicolas Dalby vs. Jesse Ronson|
|Undercard||Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier|
|Undercard||Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy|
|Undercard||Tanner Boser vs. Raphael Pessoa|
|Undercard||Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad|
|Undercard||Ramazan Emeev vs. Niklas Stolze|
|Undercard||Nathaniel Wood vs. John Castaneda|
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