Robert Whittaker returns to the octagon for the primary time in additional than fifteen months once he defends his middleweight title against Israel Adesanya.
Whittaker was last in action within the summer of 2018 once he decisioned Yoel Romero for a second time, twelve months once doing an equivalent to win the interim 185lb title.
He was upgraded to full champion and now takes on one of the brightest talents in MMA in Adesanya.
The 30-year-old earned his shot at the champion by beating Kelvin Gastelum and Anderson timber.
The event takes place on Sunday, October 6 at Marvel stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The main event will start at around 3pm local time.
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UFC president Dana White expects Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya to be the most important fight in Australian history.
More than 50,000 fans are expected to enter the Marvel stadium to watch Whittaker defend his Middleweight title.
“I am wired to travel back to Melbourne for this huge event. to possess 2 champions in Whittaker and Adesanya fighting for the title on home turf is big.
“This are going to be the biggest fight in Australian history.”
Israel Adesanya has fired the thought he can face a brand new challenge within the shape of Robert Whittaker.
Adesanya can bid to win the UFC middleweight title in Melbourne once he takes on Whittaker on Saturday.
And he believes he has the Australian figured out.
“He’s a guy I will pick apart simply,” Adesanya aforementioned. “A challenge I haven’t faced before? I don’t suppose thus. He simply will what he will okay.
“There’s solely a precise quantity of awkwardness that he has that I haven’t seen before, however he will try and prove me wrong. From what I see, though, I’ll choose him apart quite simply.”