5 Best Robert Whittaker fights in the UFC
- Robert Whittaker has proved to be quite the force in MMA... but why has his brilliant run gone unnoticed?
A fight who has often gone overlooked despite his incredible performances in the Octagon, Whittaker is someone that the fans don't know too much about. Disciplined and accomplished during his fights, he has taken on and beaten some of the best fighters to have ever entered a UFC Octagon.
Currently the UFC Middleweight Champion, Robert Whittaker is about to put his title on the line for the first time since winning it, when he faces Kelvin Gastelum.
Whittaker has somehow managed to evade the headlines altogether, despite getting a massive number of wins to his name. Heading into this fight against Gastelum this weekend, Whittaker is on a 9-fight unbeaten streak, which is extremely impressive for anyone. In Middleweight alone, his fight streak currently stands at 8.
Heading into this fight, he should be the odds on favourite and being a Champion there should be far more hype surrounding the fight -- something that is conspicuously lacking.
In this article, we are going to shed a bit more light on this character, who is one of the best fighters to ever enter an Octagon -- and somehow not be talked about.
Without further ado, here are the 5 best fights in Robert Whittaker's UFC career so far.
#1 Colton Smith
As with any story, to know more about Whittaker's UFC career, it is important to head down memory lane towards the very bare beginnings.
In his second fight for the UFC in 2013 at UFC 160, Whittaker came across a fighter named Colton Smith.
After winning at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, Smith was riding a high, entering a fight against another newcomer to the promotion in Whittaker.
The two of them faced each other on the FX Preliminary Card for UFC 160, and there Colton Smith fell victim to Robert Whittaker in the third round of their fight.
After managing to get to the third round, Smith was unable to continue and was knocked out by Whittaker.