William Hill bettor wins $150,000 by backing Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Island 3

Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker captured a unanimous-decision win over Darren Till as a -140 favorite in last night’s UFC Fight Island 3 main event. All three judges scored the bout 48-47 in favor of the former UFC middleweight champion.

Whittaker’s victory was enormous for one William Hill gambler, who risked $210,000 to win $150,000 on the -140 ‘chalk.’

Whittaker (21-5 MMA, 12-3 UFC) was fighting for the first time since seeing his nine-fight winning streak snapped, when he lost his belt to Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya by second-round knockout at UFC 243 last October.

The 29-year-old Aussie improved to 9-1 in 10 fights in the UFC’s 185-pound loop. He remains the division’s No. 1 contender.

Adesanya is expected to make his second middleweight title defense at UFC 253 against Paulo Costa. Although UFC President Dana White has insisted this bout isn’t official yet, multiple reports have contradicted that notion.

Many books are already taking action on Adesanya-Costa. The most inexpensive price on ‘The Last Stylebender’ is -151 at BetOnline. The best underdog odds on Costa are +153 at BetDSI and SportBet.

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