When Is Robert Whittaker’s Next Fight?

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Robert Whittaker celebrates after defeating Yoel Romero in a middleweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 213.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Feb 18, 2024, 8:12 PM
  • Robert Whittaker is the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
  • Whittaker holds an MMA record of 26 wins and seven losses.
  • Whittaker is coming off a unanimous decision win over Paulo Costa at UFC 298.

Robert Whittaker is back in the win column after beating Paulo Costa in the co-main event of UFC 298 via unanimous decision. It was Whittaker’s bounce-back victory after receiving an upset loss to Dricus Du Plessis in July 2023. It was his 15th UFC career win since making his promotional debut in May 2013.

Due to this latest triumph, Whittaker remains a household name in the middleweight division and online sports betting because of his well-rounded fighting style. Who can the Aussie fight next to return in the world title conversation? And when will it happen?

When Is Robert Whittaker’s Next Fight?

Whittaker’s next opponent is yet to be determined, but fans are calling for a match between him and former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland for a potential barn burner with all the makings to be a classic.

It will be an exciting matchup for both the former title holders because of their incredible cardio, elite-level striking, and decent grappling skills. If this fight comes to fruition, it could be a title eliminator determining the next title challenger.

Robert Whittaker MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 26-7
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 10
  • Wins by submission: 5
  • Wins by decision: 11
  • 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

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, Marvin Vettori, and Costa.

Robert Whittaker UFC Earnings

Whittaker’s career UFC earnings are estimated at $4.72 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. 

Whittaker took home a payout of $420,000 in his latest fight with Du Plessis.

Robert Whittaker Team and Corner

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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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.