Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker

Personal Information

Full Name Robert Whittaker
Date of Birth December 20, 1990
Age 33 Years
Nationality Australian
Height 6 ft 0 in
Nickname The Reaper
Championship Held Former UFC Middleweight Champion
Weight Class Middleweight (185 lbs/84 kgs)
Stance Orthodox
Reach 73.5 in
Career Stats 24-7-0
Status Active

Robert Whittaker News

In Photos: Robert Whittaker shares adorable snaps with family having "amazing fun" at Luna Amusement Park, Sydney In Photos: Robert Whittaker shares adorable snaps with family having "amazing fun" at Luna Amusement Park, Sydney
In Photos: Robert Whittaker shares adorable snaps with family having "amazing fun" at Luna Amusement Park, Sydney
Israel Adesanya gives wholesome reaction on live TV to former foe Robert Whittaker's return to win column Israel Adesanya gives wholesome reaction on live TV to former foe Robert Whittaker's return to win column
Israel Adesanya gives wholesome reaction on live TV to former foe Robert Whittaker's return to win column
Robert Whittaker defends MMA referees in light of recent controversial calls: "It's a hard gig" Robert Whittaker defends MMA referees in light of recent controversial calls: "It's a hard gig"
Robert Whittaker defends MMA referees in light of recent controversial calls: "It's a hard gig"
Robert Whittaker confirms he won’t be fighting at UFC 305 but will be attending event Robert Whittaker confirms he won’t be fighting at UFC 305 but will be attending event
Robert Whittaker confirms he won’t be fighting at UFC 305 but will be attending event
Robert Whittaker suggests Sean Strickland’s refusal to fight him could work against ‘Tarzan’s’ title hopes: “They don’t look favorably upon them” Robert Whittaker suggests Sean Strickland’s refusal to fight him could work against ‘Tarzan’s’ title hopes: “They don’t look favorably upon them”
Robert Whittaker suggests Sean Strickland’s refusal to fight him could work against ‘Tarzan’s’ title hopes: “They don’t look favorably upon them”

Robert Whittaker: A Brief Biography


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Robert Whittaker, nicknamed "The Reaper," gained fame as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter in 2012, where he showcased his striking prowess with a 19-second knockout win over Luke Newman. Despite a lukewarm start in the UFC welterweight division, Whittaker's decision to move up to middleweight proved to be a game-changer. With twelve wins and only three losses in the middleweight division, Whittaker has established himself as a formidable force in the UFC, demonstrating his skill and grit inside the octagon. Whittaker is currently gearing up to fight Paulo Costa in the co-main event of UFC 298 on February 17, 2024.


Robert Whittaker Personal Information

NameRobert John Whittaker
Age33
DOBDecember 20, 1990
NationalityAustralian/New Zealander
Mother NameJack Whittaker
Father nameJewel Whittaker
ProfessionMMA Fighter
Net Worth$4 Million
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg) - Middleweight
EducationUnknown
Relationship StatusMarried to Sofia Whittaker

Early Life and Career

Whittaker started his martial arts journey at age 7 when he started learning Goju-Ruy Karate. He trained in it for 8 years and got his black belt before switching to Hapkido. After his Hapkido gym was turned into an MMA gym, Whittaker started pursuing mixed martial Arts.


Robert made his MMA debut in 2009 against Chris Tallowin at XFC 14. He defeated Tallowin via TKO (punches). Following this, he signed up with CFC(Cage Fighting Championships).


Whittaker made his CFC debut against Richard Walsh at CFC 11. He won the fight via rear-naked-choke submission in the second round. Whittaker won his next 5-fights in the promotion before fighting Hoon Kim at Legend Fighting Championship 6. Hoon handed Whittaker his first defeat as he got him to submit in the first round via triangle choke submission.


He bounced back from the loss and defeated Ian Bome via TKO (punches) at CFC 19. Following this, he fought against Shaun Spooner for the Superfight Australia Welterweight Championship at Superfight Australia 13. He defeated Spooner in the first round via TKO to become the new champion. Robert then fought Jesse Juarez for the CFC Welterweight Championship at CFC 21. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. This was Robert's last CFC fight as he joined the Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes.


Robert Whittaker Personal Life

Robert Whittaker and his wife Sofia are parents to three sons and one daughter. Furthermore, Whittaker has taken on the responsibility of legal guardianship for his younger half-siblings. Whittaker is also an avid gamer who enjoys playing video games with his father, who also shares the same passion.


Robert Whittaker Wife

Sofia Maree Whittaker is the wife of Robert Whittaker. Sofia, originally from Sydney, Australia, attended St. John Bosco College before pursuing studies in fitness and health at the Australian Catholic University, graduating in 2010. She began her career working in a gym and is a passionate fitness enthusiast, as evidenced by her active presence on Instagram with over 19.2k followers, where she frequently shares her workouts.


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Robert Whittaker Kids

The Whittaker couple has four children: three sons named John, Jack, and Jace, and one daughter named Lilliana.


Robert Whittaker Social Media

Robert Whittaker has social media accounts on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). Whittaker's Instagram page is filled with posts of his training montages, fight promotions, physique updates, and family. He boasts an impressive follower count of over 1 million on Instagram and over 412,000 on X.


Robert Whittaker Net Worth

As of February 2024, Robert Whittaker's estimated net worth is around $4 million, with sources varying between $3 million and $5 million. His career earnings in the UFC until the end of 2022 totaled $3 million.


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Robert Whittaker Endorsements

Robert Whittaker has endorsement deals with several brands, including Reebok, Venum, ReaperGear, Sport at Crown, Musashi Sports Nutrition, GOAT CREW, Transcending Organics, and UniBet Australia. Reports indicate he earns around $1 million annually from these endorsements.


Robert Whittaker Investments

There isn't much information on Robert Whittaker’s investments, as he likes to keep it under wraps.


Robert Whittaker MMA Record

Robert Whittaker holds a professional MMA record of 24 wins and 7 losses (26-7-0). His victories include 9 knockouts, 5 submissions, and 10 decisions. Whittaker's only losses in the middleweight division were against Israel Adesnaya and once against Dricus du Plessis, the current middleweight champion.


31 matches24 wins7 losses
By knockout93
By submission51
By decision103


Robert Whittaker Most Popular Fights


Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya

Robert Whittaker fought Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 for the UFC Middleweight Championship. The first round saw back and forth between the fighters with, Adesanya dropping Whittaker with a right hand right before the bell.


Whittaker started strong in the second round and landed some combinations. However, he got caught by an Adesanya left hook followed by ground-and-pound in the latter half of the round, resulting in him losing the fight and the championship via KO (punches).


Robert Whittaker
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Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum

Robert Whittaker fought Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum. Whittaker outclassed Gastelum in the fight and out-landed him throughout the fight using his superior arsenal of kicks and punches. Whittaker rocked Gastelum in the first round with a one-two head kick combination and continued to land combos and ground-and-pound to get the unanimous decision victory.


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Last Updated On February 14, 2024

FAQs

A. Robert Whittaker has a record of 24 wins and 7 losses (24-7-0).

A. Robert Whittaker’s next fight is against Paulo Costa on February 17, 2024.

A. Robert Whittaker has only lost to Israel Adesanya and Dricus du Plessis at middleweight.

A. Robert Whittaker was a UFC Middleweight Champion (185 lbs).

A. Robert Whittaker has 9 knockout victories under his name.

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