- Robert Whittaker is the former UFC Middleweight Champion and ranks as the number two middleweight contender.
- Whittaker holds an MMA record of 25 wins and six losses.
- Whittaker's next opponent is still being determined.
Robert Whittaker was coming off another dominant decision win against Marvin Vettori in September 2022 and picked up his 14th career victory in the UFC. This triumph retained the Australian’s status as a perpetual favorite in online sports betting, particularly in UFC odds. The former title-holder ranks as the second-best challenger in the 185-pound division.
Will “The Reaper’s” bounce-back win over Vettori be enough to land him another title shot for his next fight? Or does he need another spectacular win against one more top contender to crack another opportunity for UFC gold? When will he return next, and who will be his opponent?
When is Robert Whittaker’s Next Fight?
Robert Whittaker’s return inside the Octagon is still being determined after his fight with fellow middleweight contender Paulo Costa fell apart in February 2023. Multiple reports suggest that a fight between them is still in the works since Costa is the only challenger that Whittaker still needs to fight.
Robert Whittaker MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 25-6
- Wins by TKO/KO: 10
- Wins by submission: 5
- Wins by decision: 10
- Striking accuracy: 42%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.48
- Significant strikes absorbed: 3.26
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 0.82
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0
- Takedown accuracy: 38%
- Significant strikes defense: 61%
- Takedown defense: 84%
- Knockdown average: 0.55
- Average fight time: 14:25
Robert Whittaker Notable Wins
Robert Whittaker’s long list of victims in the UFC is Colton Smith, Mike Rhodes, Clint Hester, Brad Tavares, Uriah Hall, Rafael Natal, Derek Brunson, Jacare Souza, Yoel Romero (twice), Darren Till, Jared Cannonier, Kelvin Gastelum and Marvin Vettori.
Robert Whittaker UFC Earnings
Robert Whittaker’s career UFC earnings are estimated at $4.3 million, including his base pay, bonuses and pay-per-view shares. His biggest single-fight salary came in his title rematch with Yoel Romero in June 2018, where he bagged a whopping $660,000.
Robert Whittaker Team and Corner
Robert Whittaker trains in his home country in Australia under PMA Mixed Martial Arts, located in Sydney, where he’s being trained by coaches Henry Perez, Leo Perez, Gokhan Arturk and Brad Richardson. Aside from Whittaker, Jacob Malkoun is the other fighter out of the gym competing in the UFC.
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