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 in a 50-45 ratio. All in all, the 30-year-old was clearly ahead. Gastelum managed to pull off some hard punches, but in the end Whitaker got a few more punches.
After his victories over Darren Till, Jared Cannonball, and now over Gastelum, Whittaker is ready to regain his lost middleweight title. So, after the battle, he defied Israel at Adesanya.
“I think it is time for us to part ways again,” said the Australian after the fight on ESPN’s microphone. At UFC 243, Adesanya won in front of 57,127 spectators in Melbourne, still the UFC attendance record. Whittaker hopes full stadiums in Australia could be possible again in September.
Fight Night in the UFC: Main Card Results
|Robert Whitaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
|Whitaker wins by unanimous decision
|Andrei Arlovsky vs. Chase Sherman
|Arlovsky wins after a unanimous decision
|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
|Luis Pena vs. Alexander Munoz
|Pina wins after a split decision