Robert Whittaker Eyes Grappling Exchanges With Israel Adesanya: ‘I Would Love To Get Him On His Back’

Former UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker has suggested potential grappling exchanges against past-foe and current champion, Israel Adesanya present an interesting factor to the pair’s UFC 271 rematch next month. Whittaker, who is in the midst of a three-fight winning run, is set to renew his rivalry with Adesanya at UFC 271 on February 12. – in the hope …

Robert Whittaker Admits Ego Played Role In ‘Reckless’ KO Loss To Israel Adesanya ahead Of UFC 271 Rematch

Former UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker has admitted that his ego played a factor in his UFC 243 title unification loss to then-interim champion, Israel Adesanya back in 2019, as the pair prepare to do battle for the second time on February 12. at UFC 271. Whittaker, who headlined the event against Adesanya in Melbourne, Australia – dropped a …

Israel Adesanya Plans To Finish and ‘Shut Up’ Robert Whittaker In ‘Worse’ Fashion At UFC 271

Israel Adesanya has admitted that he has respect for past-foe, former undisputed UFC middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker for accepting his loss and the effects pre-fight mind games had on his performance. But now expects to finish him in an even worse fashion to ultimately shut him up at UFC 271 in February. Adesanya, the promotion’s current undisputed middleweight …

Dana White Suggests Marvin Vettori Will Serve As Backup For Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2

Off the back of his UFC Vegas 41 headliner last weekend, Italian standout, Marvin ‘The Italian Dream’ Vettori appears to have secured himself a backup service for the upcoming February 12. middleweight championship rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker at UFC 271. Vettori, who scooped the #2 rank in the official middleweight pile upon …

Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker Targeted To Headline UFC 271 In Washington Or Canada

UFC president, Dana White has confirmed that the promotion are currently hoping to secure a landing pad for the middleweight championship rematch between reigning champion, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya and former titleholder, Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker at UFC 271 on February 12. White, as per TSN reporter, Aaron Bronsteter, confirmed that the organization are …

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2 Delayed Once Again, Likely To Headline February 12. Event

The UFC middleweight championship rematch between reigning division kingpin, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya, and former titleholder, Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker has reportedly been delayed further from a tentatively targeted UFC 270 landing pad in January. According to reports from Combate reporter, Raphael Marinho, the middleweight title rematch between the two is now likely to …

Eugene Bareman Believes Israel Adesanya Should Rematch Derek Brunson Before Robert Whittaker

City Kickboxing head coach, Eugene Bareman believes the UFC should capitalize on the domestic market available to them right now, and book Israel Adesanya vs. Derek Brunson 2 next, rather than make a rematch between Adesanya and past-foe, former champion, Robert Whittaker. Bareman, who heads up City Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand — is the …

Dana White: We’re Working On Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker II For January

UFC president, Dana White has confirmed the promotion is working on an undisputed middleweight title rematch between reigning champion, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya, and former champion, Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker for a January event, likely to be billed as UFC 270.  The middleweight title rematch between Adesanya and Whittaker was initially floated for UFC 268 in November …

Jared Cannonier Insists Robert Whittaker Did Not Defeat Him: He Didn’t Really Beat Me, The Judges Did

Ahead of his UFC Vegas 34 headliner against former interim middleweight title challenger, Kelvin Gastelum, emerging top-contender, Jared Cannonier has claimed that former division champion, Robert Whittaker did not beat him in their UFC 254 co-headliner last October on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE — instead claiming that the Octagon-side judges defeated him, in …

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker II Pushed Back From November, Expected To Take Place In 2022

The UFC middleweight title rematch between reigning champion, Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya and the #1 ranked former division kingpin, Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker has reportedly been pushed back until 2022 at the earliest, after brief attempts to stage the bout at UFC 268 on November 6. at Madison Square Garden fell through. According to …