Tag: Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker wanted to wrestle for Australia in Commonwealth Games, but chose not to risk UFC middleweight title

MMAfighting.com By Dave Meltzer UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker’s nickname “Bobby Knuckles” hides a talent that has largely been a secret from UFC audiences. Whittaker has quietly become not just a good MMA wrestler, but a quality wrestler on the international level. Until a few weeks ago, his first international […]

Robert Whittaker promises ‘fireworks’ against ‘amazing fighter’ Yoel Romero

Bloodyelbow.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Robert Whittaker’s first official title defense will come against the man he beat to win the interim middleweight championship at UFC 213: Yoel Romero. Whittaker, 27, suffered a leg injury during that fight but soldiered on to win a unanimous decision. The surging middleweight was expected […]

Morning Report: Yoel Romero says he’s going to challenge for middleweight title against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225

MMAfightning.com By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew It looks like Yoel Romero will be getting his chance for revenge against UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Romero and Whittaker previously fought for the interim middleweight championship at UFC 213, with Whittaker edging out a decision in a competitive five-round affair. When Georges St-Pierre vacated […]