The middleweight division of the UFC has been, well, fairly boring recently. There are just not a lot of talent stacked in the division like there is in lightweight or welterweight.
But on Saturday night, in Australia, we will get to see one of the most exciting up and coming fighters the UFC has to offer.
Current interim champion Israel Adesanya will look to prove himself and win the undisputed middleweight championship of the world, against Robert Whittaker.
This fight has been hyped for a long time and fir Whittaker, it’s a chance to finally prove why he’s the undisputed champ. Whittaker has not fought in over a year, with his last fight bring a win against Yoel Romero at UFC 225.
While Adesanya on the other hand, has been a very active fighter with around five fights in the last.
It’s going to be interesting what these two guys decide to do in the octagon, as Adesanya is arguably the best technical striker in the UFC, and Whittaker having insane power coming off of god punches.
Both fighters will most likely look to keep it the fight on the feet, especially Adesanya, as he was a world renowned kickboxer before making his way to the UFC.
One thing to be aware of though is that Whittaker can take a punch. We’ve seen it before where his opponents land shots that would take any other fighter out, but Whittaker never gets fazed.
It will be a hometown feeling in the Marvel Arena in Melbourne tonight, as Whittaker is a native of Sydney, and Adesanya hails from New Zealand.
Adesanya has to be aware of the fact that he has not faced anyone like Whittaker. The undisputed champion is tough, gritty and determined to prove the doubters wrong, and prove he is the top middleweight in the world.
The same could be said for Adesanya, as he is a tall and lengthy middleweight who doesn’t put on the same type of muscle that a lot of other middleweights do.
When all is said and done, this will hopefully be an exciting fight that will either see a champion reclaim his dominance. Or a new star being coronated as the new king of the middleweights.
Official prediction: Andesanya Defeats Whittaker via 4th round TKO.