come home, eat, rest, session -> eat, rest, session -> session, session -> Home, eat, sleep. [33] In the three years following his loss to Thompson, Whittaker won 6 fights in a row prior to earning his fight against Yoel Romero. [23], In his first fight on the show Whittaker fought Luke Newman. [75], Whittaker faced Darren Till on July 26, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Middleweight Division As of October 12, 2020, he is #1 in the UFC middleweight rankings and #12 in UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.[14]. This site uses cookies and other technologies, so we can remember you and understand how you and other visitors use our site. 22-5-0 (W-L-D). [47], Whittaker faced Derek Brunson on 27 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101. Romero was given additional time to make weight, but he weighed in at 185.2 lbs, 0.2 lbs over the title fight limit. Looking at the card, it would be surprising if every bout went the distance, so there's every chance to action wraps up well in time for you to get in position to see the All Blacks put 50 (or more) on Namibia. Till (18-2-1) is coming off a split-decision win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 last November. Even better – you can go straight from the UFC into the All Blacks game, and then keep the good times rolling into the NRL Grand Final. Last fight. I'll give you two options here, because it all depends on where you stand on Robert 'from New Zealand but also from Australia' Whittaker. [60][61] On 13 January 2018, it was reported that Whittaker had pulled out of the event due to an undisclosed injury and would be replaced by Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight championship. The main card is available on Sky Arena for $34.95 and kicks off around 3pm NZT. [57], On 7 December 2017, then middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre vacated the title after being diagnosed with colitis. [65][66] He defeated Romero in a back-and-forth fight by split decision. [26] He won the fight by TKO in the third round. On 30 October 2011 Whittaker lost his first fight when he travelled to Cotai, Macau for Legend Fighting Championships 6: he fought Hoon Kim and lost via submission in the first round. [28] He lost the fight via split decision. [56] He missed the remainder of 2017, as he was recovering from a medial knee injury to his left leg. He trains out of PMA Super Martial Arts in Menai, New South Wales, Australia and Tristar in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This fight is on the pay-per-view section of the card. [42] However, Bisping pulled out of the fight on 30 September, citing an elbow injury, and was replaced by Uriah Hall. As Romero had failed to make weight, Whittaker received a $100,000 bonus, which would normally have been shared by both fighters. Whittaker's father enrolled Robert, aged seven, and his brother in a Goju-ryu Karate school, to encourage them in self-discipline and self-defence. This fight is on the ESPN preliminary section of the card, which you will be able to view on ESPN on Sky without buying the PPV. [52] The win also earned Whittaker his third Performance of the Night bonus award. • A 18-year-old Whittaker made his professional debut on March 14, 2009 against Chris Tallowin. Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved, How to Watch UFC 254 Live Stream, Start Times, and more, Robert Whittaker: Australia’s First Champion, Whittaker To Remind People Who's The Real Champ, UFC 243 Main Event Murals: Warriors Immortalized, Whittaker vs Adesanya Set For UFC 243 In Melbourne. Israel Adesanya $1.85 Robert Whittaker $1.90 Dan Hooker $1.56 Al Iaquinta $2.30 Luke Jumeau $2.15 Dhiego Lima $1.65 Brad Riddell $1.65 Jamie Mullarkey $2.15 Advertisement Advertise with NZME. On October 30, 2011 Whittaker lost by submission (triangle choke) to Hoon Kim. [77], Whittaker is scheduled to face Jared Cannonier on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254. Following his qualification, Whittaker made it clear he would only compete in the Commonwealth Games if the event did not interfere with his UFC commitments. New Zealand will be well represented at UFC 243 on Sunday with a number of Kiwi fighters on the card, including Israel Adesanya who meets Robert Whittaker with the middleweight title on the line. 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The win moved Whittaker into the final round of the competition, which would take place live on UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. It also allows me to show the world my fighting ability. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Hapkido and Karate. Whittaker won by unanimous decision (UD). [21] Whittaker bounced back from the loss and won two consecutive bouts before suffering his second loss to Jesse Juarez, which brought his overall record to 9–2. Whittaker won the fight via unanimous decision to become the first winner of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes alongside Norman Parke, who was the lightweight winner. Whittaker Vs. Adesanya Is Set! [12] A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Whittaker was a contestant on the first series of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes and won the welterweight tournament. [36], Whittaker faced Clint Hester in a middleweight bout on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. When and why did you start training for fighting? Whittaker won the fight via TKO in the first round. For me to fight in the UFC is the biggest honor and privilege in my fighting career. 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Outside of City Kickboxing is Hamilton's Luke Jumeau (13-4) – who fights out of Core MMA. [78], Whittaker began competing in amateur freestyle wrestling tournaments in 2015, when he unexpectedly turned up to compete in the Australia Cup in Canberra. [45], Whittaker next faced Rafael Natal on 23 April 2016 at UFC 197. There are four New Zealand-based fighters on the card, and two others who were born in New Zealand. He signed with Australia's Xtreme Fighting Championships and made his debut 14 March 2009 against fellow pro debutant Chris Tallowin. [13] Whittaker became interim middleweight champion after winning the title at UFC 213; he was promoted to undisputed champion after Georges St-Pierre vacated the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2017. [51] He won by second-round TKO and in the process became the first person to finish Souza since 2008. Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. The welterweight has been out of action for 20 months due to injury, but returns against Brazilian Dhiego Lima (14-7). [71] He lost the bout and the championship via second-round knockout. "[102] Whittaker was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when he was one month old. If anyone has seen the man they call Quake fight, you'll know you probably don't want to make him angry. [19], In 2008 Whittaker began competing in MMA as a professional. Favorite Striking technique: The one that lands. [24] The knockout also earned Whittaker an additional $25,000 for "Knockout of the Season".[25]. 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The company clearly likes this option better than the first – with all the promotion and marketing being based around Australia v New Zealand. Nogueira (23-9) has lost four of six and has said he will retire after this bout. Whittaker faced Stephen Thompson on 22 February 2014 at UFC 170. It is a way to provide for my family whilst doing the sport that I love most. [35] He won the fight via unanimous decision. Data may be incomplete and inaccurate. Regardless of the way you see it, today, two of the sport's finest go head to head for the UFC middleweight title. Romero was fined 20% of his fight purse and the fight was contested as a non-title catchweight bout. Robert Whittaker is a Australian professional mixed martial artist. Fun fact - both fighters are qualified real estate agents. In 2008 Whittaker began competing in MMA as a professional. Whittaker made his UFC debut on 15 December 2012 at UFC on FX 6, which was also known as "The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Finale". To help them to have some sort of a career path in the sport and fitness industry, and if I could do that for one kid even that would make my day. A look at Robert Whittaker's ascension to becoming the first champion from the Anzac region, TRAINING: Wake up, spend time with my wife and boy, then head out to a session -> come home, eat, rest, session -> eat, rest, session -> session, session -> Home, eat, sleep. [33] In the three years following his loss to Thompson, Whittaker won 6 fights in a row prior to earning his fight against Yoel Romero. [23], In his first fight on the show Whittaker fought Luke Newman. [75], Whittaker faced Darren Till on July 26, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Middleweight Division As of October 12, 2020, he is #1 in the UFC middleweight rankings and #12 in UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.[14]. This site uses cookies and other technologies, so we can remember you and understand how you and other visitors use our site. 22-5-0 (W-L-D). [47], Whittaker faced Derek Brunson on 27 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101. Romero was given additional time to make weight, but he weighed in at 185.2 lbs, 0.2 lbs over the title fight limit. Looking at the card, it would be surprising if every bout went the distance, so there's every chance to action wraps up well in time for you to get in position to see the All Blacks put 50 (or more) on Namibia. Till (18-2-1) is coming off a split-decision win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244 last November. Even better – you can go straight from the UFC into the All Blacks game, and then keep the good times rolling into the NRL Grand Final. Last fight. I'll give you two options here, because it all depends on where you stand on Robert 'from New Zealand but also from Australia' Whittaker. [60][61] On 13 January 2018, it was reported that Whittaker had pulled out of the event due to an undisclosed injury and would be replaced by Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight championship. The main card is available on Sky Arena for $34.95 and kicks off around 3pm NZT. [57], On 7 December 2017, then middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre vacated the title after being diagnosed with colitis. [65][66] He defeated Romero in a back-and-forth fight by split decision. [26] He won the fight by TKO in the third round. On 30 October 2011 Whittaker lost his first fight when he travelled to Cotai, Macau for Legend Fighting Championships 6: he fought Hoon Kim and lost via submission in the first round. [28] He lost the fight via split decision. [56] He missed the remainder of 2017, as he was recovering from a medial knee injury to his left leg. He trains out of PMA Super Martial Arts in Menai, New South Wales, Australia and Tristar in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This fight is on the pay-per-view section of the card. [42] However, Bisping pulled out of the fight on 30 September, citing an elbow injury, and was replaced by Uriah Hall. As Romero had failed to make weight, Whittaker received a $100,000 bonus, which would normally have been shared by both fighters. Whittaker's father enrolled Robert, aged seven, and his brother in a Goju-ryu Karate school, to encourage them in self-discipline and self-defence. This fight is on the ESPN preliminary section of the card, which you will be able to view on ESPN on Sky without buying the PPV. [52] The win also earned Whittaker his third Performance of the Night bonus award. • A 18-year-old Whittaker made his professional debut on March 14, 2009 against Chris Tallowin. Copyright © 2001-2020 UFC All Rights Reserved, How to Watch UFC 254 Live Stream, Start Times, and more, Robert Whittaker: Australia’s First Champion, Whittaker To Remind People Who's The Real Champ, UFC 243 Main Event Murals: Warriors Immortalized, Whittaker vs Adesanya Set For UFC 243 In Melbourne. Israel Adesanya $1.85 Robert Whittaker $1.90 Dan Hooker $1.56 Al Iaquinta $2.30 Luke Jumeau $2.15 Dhiego Lima $1.65 Brad Riddell $1.65 Jamie Mullarkey $2.15 Advertisement Advertise with NZME. On October 30, 2011 Whittaker lost by submission (triangle choke) to Hoon Kim. [77], Whittaker is scheduled to face Jared Cannonier on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254. Following his qualification, Whittaker made it clear he would only compete in the Commonwealth Games if the event did not interfere with his UFC commitments. New Zealand will be well represented at UFC 243 on Sunday with a number of Kiwi fighters on the card, including Israel Adesanya who meets Robert Whittaker with the middleweight title on the line. 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The win moved Whittaker into the final round of the competition, which would take place live on UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson. It also allows me to show the world my fighting ability. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Hapkido and Karate. Whittaker won by unanimous decision (UD). [21] Whittaker bounced back from the loss and won two consecutive bouts before suffering his second loss to Jesse Juarez, which brought his overall record to 9–2. Whittaker won the fight via unanimous decision to become the first winner of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes alongside Norman Parke, who was the lightweight winner. Whittaker Vs. Adesanya Is Set! [12] A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Whittaker was a contestant on the first series of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes and won the welterweight tournament. [36], Whittaker faced Clint Hester in a middleweight bout on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55. When and why did you start training for fighting? Whittaker won the fight via TKO in the first round. For me to fight in the UFC is the biggest honor and privilege in my fighting career.

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