Robert Whitaker apparently won against Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC Fight Night main event. He then challenged the former middleweight champion the current defending champion, Israel Adesanya, to a rematch.
Whittaker got all the umpires on his side, who each rated the fight 50-45. All in all, the 30-year-old was clearly ahead. Gastelum managed to pull off some heavy hitting, but in the end Whittaker got more punches.
After his victories over Darren Till, Jared Cannonball, and now over Gastelum, Whitaker is ready to reclaim the middleweight title he lost. So, after the battle, he defied Israel at Adesanya.
“I think it’s time for us to part ways again,” the Australian said after the match on ESPN’s microphone. At UFC 243, Adesanya won in front of 57,127 spectators in Melbourne, still the UFC attendance record. Whitaker hopes full stadiums in Australia could be possible again in September.
Fight Night in the UFC: Main Card Results
|Weight class||Paired combat||calendar|
|Medium weight||Robert Whitaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum||Whitaker wins by unanimous decision|
|heavy weight||Andrei Arlovsky vs. Chase Sherman||Arlovsky wins after a unanimous decision|
|Medium weight||Abdul Razzaq Al Hassan vs. Jacob owners||Owners wins after a unanimous decision|
|Fly weight (F)||Tracy Cortez vs Justin Kish||Cortez wins after a split decision|
|Lightweight||Luis Pena vs. Alexander Munoz||Pina wins after a split decision|