- Robert Whittaker is the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
- Whittaker holds an MMA record of 25 wins and seven losses.
- Whittaker is coming off a loss from Dricus Du Plessis.
Robert Whittaker suffered an upset loss to Dricus Du Plessis in UFC 290 where he was stopped in the second round via TKO. That loss was Whittaker’s seventh in his professional MMA career and fifth under the UFC since making his debut in May 2013. This latest loss also delayed “The Reaper’s” chances of cracking another shot for the world title.
Despite the loss, 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 get back on track? And when will it happen?
When is Robert Whittaker’s Next Fight?
The details of the next fight of Robert Whittaker are yet to be determined, but he can potentially fight middleweight contenders Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland. Whittaker can use a victory against any of these two as a jumping board to return to the title picture and potentially present a case for another title shot.
Robert Whittaker MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 25-7
- 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 $4.72 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
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.