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Robert Whittaker Not Worrying About Adesanya Handpicking Till For Next Fight

Robert Whittaker isn't focused on what Israel Adesanya wants. After Adesanya lost to Jan Blachowicz to try and become a champ-champ, he made it clear he was going back down to middleweight and wanted to fight Darren Till. The champ and his coach said if Till beat Marvin Vettori that...

Robert Whittaker Feels Powerless In Attempts To Rematch Adesanya

Former UFC champion Robert Whittaker believes his next title shot hinges on the mercy of middleweight king Israel Adesanya and the UFC brass. The two middleweight greats met inside the cage at UFC 243. The emerging superstar Adesanya dethroned Robert Whittaker in front of the biggest audience ever recorded in...

Kelvin Gastelum Replaces Costa To Fight Robert Whittaker On April 17

It didn't take long for the UFC to find a replacement for Paulo Costa to headline the April 17th Fight Night card opposite Robert Whittaker. It was revealed late Monday night that Paulo Costa would be unable to compete against Robert Whittaker on April 17 due to falling severely...

Paulo Costa Out Of April 17 Fight Against Whittaker, Possibly Postponed

In a month that was meant to provide many answers for the middleweight division, there is now one major question surrounding heading into April: Who will be Robert Whittaker’s opponent? As originally reported by AG. Fight, Paulo Costa has been forced to withdraw from his April 17 fight against Whittaker...

Is the UFC Middleweight Division In Trouble Without Israel Adesanya?

There are some divisions in the UFC that have more drawing power than others. Take a look at the lightweight division, for instance, with so many stars at the top. That is one division that sees its fighters constantly headlining events. With Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, and...

Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa Set for April 17 Headliner

UPDATE: UFC officials have confirmed that Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa is official for April 17. A middleweight bout with practically guaranteed title implications is headed to the spring UFC lineup if the targeted bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa is finalized. Sherdog is reporting that both the Robert Whittaker...

Dana White Claims Robert Whittaker Won’t Be Fighting For The Title Next

Dana White has made it clear, former middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker will not be fighting for the title next time out. With Israel Adesanya moving up to fight Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title, many wondered if the UFC would do an interim middleweight title. However, that doesn't appear...

Paulo Costa Team Calls For Interim Title Fight Against Whittaker

Paulo Costa’s manager is not letting up on a potential middleweight showdown between Costa and former champion Robert Whittaker. Paulo Costa and Robert Whittaker have two things in common: both have lost to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and both will do anything to get that loss back in a...

Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa Targeted For March According To Manager

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa may soon be sharing the Octagon together. According to Costa's manager, Wallid Ismail who spoke to Portal Do Vale Tudo, the UFC has already the Brazilian the fight and they are waiting on Costa. Ismail also says the interim middleweight title could also be on...

Paulo Costa Says Robert Whittaker Fight Is ‘Very Close’ To Being Booked

Paulo Costa believes his next fight is very close to being booked. Costa is coming off a second-round TKO loss against Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title and called for a rematch. Yet, with "The Last Stylebender" being booked to fight Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title, the Brazilian...

Robert Whittaker Denies He Doesn’t Want To Fight Israel Adesanya, Open To Fighting Him At 205

Robert Whittaker makes it clear, he never denied fighting Israel Adesanya. Following Whittaker's win over Jared Cannonier at UFC 253, Dana White said Whittaker would likely be next in line for Adesanya. However, a week later, he announced "The Last Stylebender" would be moving up in weight to fight Jan...

Dana White: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker Rematch Is ‘Very Appealing’

Dana White likes the idea of Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker having their rematch. In October of 2018 at UFC 243, Adesanya and Whittaker first met, and "The Last Stylebender" won the fight by second-round TKO to win the middleweight title. Since then, the champion has beat Yoel Romero and...

7 Takeaways from UFC 254 Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

UFC 254 had a lightweight title fight that had the situation with COVID-19 giving Justin Gaethje the chance of a lifetime against one of the most dominant lightweights in the UFC with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Not only did Nurmagomedov move to 29-0, but he has chosen to walk away from...

UFC 254 Highlights: Robert Whittaker Outstrikes Jared Cannonier

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier turned out to be an interesting bout.  The two fighters met in a middleweight bout on Saturday (October 24, 2020) at the UFC 254 pay-per-view event from the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi aka Fight Island. For a second straight fight, the old Whittaker...

Jared Cannonier Believes UFC 254 ‘Is The Biggest Fight Of My Career’

Jared Cannonier knows the stakes are high for his UFC 254 co-main event fight against Robert Whittaker. Cannonier is someone middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya has talked about being next in line for a title shot and being the dark horse of the division. He has gone 3-0 at middleweight with...