One of the main dishes of the evening of UFC Fight Island 3 at Abu Dhabi it was Alexander Gustafsson’s debut at heavyweight. Returning from retirement, Fabrício Werdum had something to say about it and made it known to him on the floor of the octagon. “Vai Cavalo” did everything right from the ground, after a hard knockdown and he worked the submission until he could control the Swede’s arm. Thus, he managed to provoke the surrender of his rival in just over two and a half minutes of combat.
A 44-year veteran was measured in the co-star of the UFC Fight Island 3 to an old acquaintance, the ex-Semi-Complete champion of the promotion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Thus, Antonio «Minotauro» Nogueira warned that it could be his last presentation at a professional level. “My plan is to do a good fight, step by step. But I think it is a good opportunity to get away from sports. I think this is going to be the last, ”the Brazilian told the press, making clear what could happen this Saturday. Finally, he fell defeated on the cards and made it clear that, for now, he steps aside in UFC.
At the time of the stellar fight of the night, Robert Whittaker was somewhat better than Darren Till and took a great victory home, in the UFC Fight Island 3. In a duel at middleweight, the winner fought for the first time since losing the championship, while his rival wanted to establish himself in the division. Till came out with the intention of getting his hands cold. Robert was very attentive and fast, because with the jab he stopped it twice. Then, they were measured quite a bit, because both with the distance they remove blows. Good kicks from both of them, though Darren took a takedown with a huge elbow.