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Robert Whittaker


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Robert Whittaker

Full NameRobert Whittaker

BornDecember 20, 1990

Height6 ft 0 in

NationalityAustralian

ABOUT

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker is a former UFC Middleweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 23-wins and 6-losses. He is currently ranked #1 in the Middleweight Division and #14 in the UFC Men's pound-for-pound rankings.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya
  3. Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum
  4. Robert Whittaker Career Stats
  5. Robert Whittaker Last Fight
  6. Robert Whittaker Next Fight
  7. Robert Whittaker Record


UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya


Early Life and Career


Whit

taker 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 Mix 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 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).


UFC 243 Whittaker v Adesanya


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.



UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Gastelum



Robert Whittaker Career Stats


Current Status:

Robert Whittaker's current record stands at 23-5. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
252360

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 9


Wins by Submission:

  1. 5


WIns by Decision:

  1. 9


Current Titles:

  1. none


Reach:

  1. 73 12 in (187 cm)


Weight:

  1. 185 lb / 84 kg


Weight Class:

  1. UFC Middleweight (2014-present)
  2. UFC Welterweight (2009-2014)


Robert Whittaker Last Fight


Robert Whittaker's last fight was against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN 22- Whittaker vs. Gastelum. He won the fight via unanimous decision


Robert Whittaker Next Fight


Robert Whittaker is scheduled to fight Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Vettori on 3 September 2022.


Robert Whittaker Record


Listed below is the professional MMA record breakdown of Robert Whittaker:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss23-6Israel AdesanyaDecision (unanimous)UFC 27112/02/2022
Win23-5Kelvin GastelumDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN 22 - Whittaker vs. Gastelum17/04/2021
Win22-5Jared CannonierDecision (unanimous)UFC 25424/10/2020
Win21-5Darren TillDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN 14 - Whittaker vs. Till25/07/2020
Loss20-5Israel AdesanyaKO (punches)UFC 24305/10/2019
Win20-4Yoel RomeroDecision (split)UFC 22509/06/2018
Win19-4Yoel RomeroDecision (unanimous)UFC 21308/07/2017
Win18-4Ronaldo SouzaTKO (head kick and punches)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis15/04/2017
Win17-4Derek BrunsonTKO (head kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson27/11/2016
Win16-4Rafael NatalDecision (unanimous)UFC 19723/04/2016
Win15-4Uriah HallDecision (unanimous)UFC 19315/11/2015
Win14-4Brad TavaresKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt10/05/2015
Win13-4Clint HesterTKO (knee and punches)UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping08/11/2014
Win12-4Mike RhodesDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Te-Huna vs. Marquardt28/06/2014
Loss11-4Stephen ThompsonTKO (punches)UFC 17022/02/2014
Loss11-3Court McGeeDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 228/08/2013
Win11-2Colton SmithTKO (punches)UFC 16025/05/2013
Win10-2Brad ScottDecision (unanimous)UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson15/12/2012
Loss9-2Jesse JuarezDecision (unanimous)Cage Fighting Championships 2118/05/2012
Win9-1Shaun SpoonerTKO (punches)Superfight Australia 1323/03/2012
Win8-1Ian BoneTKO (punches)Cage Fighting Championships 1909/12/2011
Loss7-1Hoon KimSubmission (triangle choke)Legend Fighting Championship 630/10/2011
Win7-0Corey NelsonSubmission (armbar)Cage Fighting Championships 1826/08/2011
Win6-0Ben AllowaySubmission (rear-naked choke)Cage Fighting Championships 1703/06/2011
Win5-0Nate ThomsonSubmission (rear-naked choke)Cage Fighting Championships 1508/10/2010
Win4-0Jay CobainSubmission (armbar)Cage Fighting Championships 1405/06/2010
Win3-0Nick ArielKO (punch)Cage Fighting Championships 1212/03/2010
Win2-0Richard WalshSubmission (rear-naked choke)Cage Fighting Championships 1120/11/2009
Win1-0Chris TallowinTKO (punches)XFC 1414/03/2009


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