Robert Whittaker has no patience with creating headlines, neither does he deliver trash. But quietly, he has created a resume that consists of impressive and dominating features in MMA. Robert Whittaker, former middleweight champion, UFC, delivered another impressive and excellent performance in UFC Fight Night‘s main event on Saturday. He defeated Kelvin Gastelum through a unanimous decision in the city of Las Vegas.
Robert was seen mixing up all of his strikings into the five rounds beautifully which consisted of leg kicks, left hooks, straight rights, landing jabs, and an audacious front kick which caught Gastelum’s jaw by surprise. Robert delivered another sublime showcase, that too, against a fearless middleweight fighter.
Is It Time For Israel And Robert Whittaker To Cross Paths Again?
Robert Whittaker feels that right now he is the world’s best. However, he stated that the fight was a lot tougher than what people said. He termed Kelvin as a very good fighter in this division.ESPN has ranked Robert Whittaker No.2 in their middleweight category chart across the world. This victory might lead to a showdown between Israel Adesanya, champion, and Whittaker. Israel formerly beat Whittaker for the championship belt 2 years ago. Whittaker talked about how he respects Israel and thinks that Israel is an amazingly great fighter. But he stated that the time has come for them to talk and to let their paths cross again.
Gastelum and Whittaker were supposed to compete on 10th February 2019 at the UFC 234, when Robert was the middleweight champion of UFC. However, that day Whittaker had to withdraw his application because of his hernia. His bowel collapsed and he had to undergo emergency surgery. Paulo Costa who was the original opponent of Whittaker was replaced by Gastelum. Paulo had to go out of the competition due to the effects of coronavirus.