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Midnight Mania! Robert Whittaker opens as the underdog opposite Darren Till at UFC Dublin

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Just yesterday, Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till was announced as the official headliner for UFC Fight Night 178, which is currently set to take place on Sat., Aug. 15, 2020, from Dublin, Ireland. Though the exact circumstances of every future event is very up in the air right now, betting odds have already been released, and they favor the Englishman.

Till is the slight favorite at -125, while Whittaker enters at even odds per Betting Insider Journal.

Though definitely close, it’s really interesting to see just how much public perception has shifted for both men after just a single fight. Whittaker is a former champion who has only lost to Israel Adesanya at 185 lbs., but his struggles with injuries and losing via knockout has definitely shaken public confidence.

Meanwhile, Till was widely regarded as a sacrificial lamb opposite Kelvin Gastelum and was a considerable betting underdog. One win — and a split-decision at that! — has completely reversed those views, and now Till is favored to defeat the former champion in a likely title eliminator bout.

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