Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker takes on the Kiwi-based Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya in this main event UFC middleweight title fight at UFC 243.
This exciting UFC match-up takes place ‘down-under’ at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night (October 5th) with live coverage as always from 1am Sunday on BT Sport here in the UK.
From: Auckland, New Zealand (fights out of Australia)
Fight History: Record (20-4-0) – His last fight saw him beat the Cuban Yoel Romero in a Split Decision in a hard fought contest back in June 2018. He was due to fight Kelvin Gastelum in February of this year but had to undergo emergency surgery for an abdominal hernia and a twisted/collapsed bowel.
From: Lagos, Nigeria (fights out of New Zealand)
Fight History: Record (17-0-0) – A very active fighter – this will be his 7th fight since February 2018! Last time out he secured a hard fought win against Kelvin Gastelum by a Unanimous Decision to maintain his 100% win record.
This is a tough fight to call with regards to making UFC betting tips. The bookies cannot split them either with both fighters trading at 10/11 (1.91) with bet365* on the latest UFC 243 betting odds.
Israel Adesanya may hold a height and significant reach advantage (6.5 inches) over Robert Whittaker but this fight represents a step up in class for “The Last Stylebender”
* UFC 243 betting odds quoted were correct at the time of writing
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