He won the back-and-forth fight via TKO in the second round.
Now he’ll get his wish. Robert Whittaker. Robert Whittaker dispelled any doubt that his hunger to fight – and win – was gone when he took an absence from the game earlier this year. Nogueira (23-9) has lost four of six and has said he will retire after this bout.  At the weigh-ins, Romero missed weight, coming in at 186 lbs, 1 pound over the middleweight limit for a title fight. , Whittaker faced Derek Brunson on 27 November 2016 at UFC Fight Night 101.
 Whittaker was a brick layer prior to becoming a professional MMA fighter.  He won by second-round TKO and in the process became the first person to finish Souza since 2008. Fight Island debate -- Should the UFC fast-track Khamzat Chimaev's development? The New Zealand-born Australia resident was on a nine-fight winning streak prior to that, including two victories over Yoel Romero. , Whittaker was expected to face Michael Bisping on 15 November 2015 at UFC 193. "UFC 225 main-event breakdown: Can Yoel Romero dethrone Robert Whittaker in rematch?
, Whittaker faced Israel Adesanya on 6 October 2019 at UFC 243. Fight of the Night. , Whittaker faced Brad Tavares on 10 May 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65. > Whittaker won the fight via unanimous decision to become the first winner of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes alongside Norman Parke, who was the lightweight winner. He signed with Australia's Xtreme Fighting Championships and made his debut 14 March 2009 against fellow pro debutant Chris Tallowin.
The welterweight has been out of action for 20 months due to injury, but returns against Brazilian Dhiego Lima (14-7). UFC boss Dana White has said if Adesanya dethrones Whittaker that's a good chance he'll defend the belt in Auckland, so make of that what you may. Ortega, Jung make weight for UFC Fight Night, McGregor says he will fight Poirier on Jan. 23, Sources: Calvillo tests positive, out of UFC 254, Freire to head return of Bellator featherweight GP, Sources: Viral KO star Buckley set for UFC 255, Gane-Delija fight off due to contract dispute, White: Yan vs. Sterling in works for UFC 256, Inside the turbulent journey to Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung, The two lives of Brian Ortega: From menacing streets to UFC stardom, Helwani: It's never easy with Conor McGregor and the UFC, but end result is always worth it, Cyborg chokes out Blencowe, retains Bellator title, The UFC's best nicknames and the stories behind them, Why UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't expect to ever face Tony Ferguson, UFC fighters react to Joaquin Buckley's spectacular KO of Impa Kasanganay on 'Fight Island', MMA, boxing and wrestling are all facing a major issue: a cracked combat sports pipeline, UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Former champ Whittaker faces big test in Till, UFC Fight Island predictions: Experts split on Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till, UFC main event breakdown: How Chael Sonnen sees Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till. Non-title bout; Romero missed weight (185.2 lb). Home The Liverpool, England, native snapped a two-fight losing streak with that victory. © Champinon.info 2018-2020. The rest of the fights are all three-round bouts.
The preliminary bouts (featuring Kiwi Brad Riddell) get underway at 1pm NZT on ESPN. Darren Till. He said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald: I had to really have a sit back and just look at what I was doing with myself outside the octagon and inside. The win moved him onto the semifinal round. Christopher Reive is a sports reporter for NZME. , Whittaker is scheduled to face Jared Cannonier on October 24, 2020 at UFC 254.
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Whittaker, Till set for epic middleweight showdown. Man merkt Whittaker seine mittlerweile 83 Jahre an, gesundheitlich hat er wirklich zu […] All fights list 2020, champion titles held, age, height and weight, KO ratio of the mixed martial artist Robert Â«The ReaperÂ» Whittaker.  He lost the fight via split decision. , A rematch with Romero took place on 9 June 2018 at UFC 225. Robert Whittaker's next fight has been officially confirmed, with the former middleweight champion to take on Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on October 24. 2 middleweight MMA fighter in the world; Till is ranked No. Israel Adesanya $1.85 Robert Whittaker $1.90Dan Hooker $1.56 Al Iaquinta $2.30Luke Jumeau $2.15 Dhiego Lima $1.65Brad Riddell $1.65 Jamie Mullarkey $2.15, UFC 243: Mixed martial arts boom in Australasia here to stay, Dana White says ahead of Israel Adesanya's bout with Robert Whittaker, MMA: Israel Adesanya slammed by Robert Whittaker's team and Jon Jones on eve of UFC 243 Melbourne fight, UFC 243: Israel Adesanya embraces challenger's mindset for title bout against Robert Whittaker, UFC 243: Result of Israel Adesanya v Robert Whittaker could lead to New Zealand title fight, Dana White says, 'I will expose you': UFC champions unload on Kiwi star, Late change of opponent for Kiwi UFC star, Star power sells: Why the UFC went all-in on Anzac title fight, Legacy of the Stylebender: The rise of Israel Adesanya, Kiwi mare trumps racing royalty in Caulfield Cup, Melody Belle wins again in Group 1 showdown, As it happened: Taranaki grind past Southland, NZ sees red!  However, Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the Games less than three weeks from the event in order not to risk being stripped of his UFC championship title, as the UFC was concerned that an injury incurred during the Commonwealth Games would render him unable to compete for the middleweight championship at UFC 225 against Yoel Romero on 9 June 2018. , Whittaker faced Ronaldo Souza on 15 April 2017 at UFC on Fox 24. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the former UFC Middleweight Champion. I’ve always loved competing in sports and I’ve always loved the thrill of the fight.
 When asked about his nationality in an interview with the Australian TV programme The Project, he declared that he had an Australian passport but added that he felt as if he represented both countries as an MMA fighter. This card, headlined by two Kiwis, is expected to surpass that mark and do massive numbers on pay-per-views around the globe. This was a huge night for Hooker and making becoming a top lightweight near the top of the division. Another bout in the lightweight division, there's a little bit of tension here as Mullarkey essentially used Riddell's name to get himself on the card. Ranks in any martial arts styles: I have a black belt in Karate, a black belt in Hapkido, and a purple belt in BJJ, Favorite grappling technique: Ground and Pound. , Whittaker faced Darren Till on July 26, 2020 at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Formerly of West Auckland, the undefeated protégé of Mark Hunt steps into the octagon against Yorgan de Castro (5-0) – the UFC's first and only fighter from Cape Verde – who is also making his UFC debut as an unbeaten prospect.  He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.
Former champ Robert Whittaker and Darren Till both made weight at 186 pounds on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
New Zealand will be well represented at UFC 243 on Sunday with a number of Kiwi fighters on the card, including Israel Adesanya who meets Robert Whittaker with the middleweight title on the line.
 However, Bisping pulled out of the fight on 30 September, citing an elbow injury, and was replaced by Uriah Hall. As he puts it: I'm the type of fighter that goes into every fight with no ill will towards my opponent.
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And that pivotal bout is now official. New Zealand will be well represented at UFC 243 on Sunday with a number of Kiwi fighters on the card, including Israel Adesanya who meets Robert Whittaker with the middleweight title on the line. Whittaker landed a punch flush on the chin of Newman after 19 seconds, knocking him unconscious for several minutes.
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