Robert Whittaker is known as an Australian mixed martial artist. He is most famous for being the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
Robert John Whittaker was born on December 20, 1990, in Auckland, New Zealand. His father encouraged both him and his sibling to take up karate in Goju Ryu Karate School. Later he went to prepare and train a few types of martial arts from various coaches and foundations.
Robert Whittaker started his professional MMA career in 2009. Whittaker signed with Australia's Xtreme Fighting Championship and made his professional MMA debut against Chris Tallinn on March 14, 2009. Whittaker then signed up for the Ultimate Fighter reality TV show. After a few noteworthy performances, he signed with the popular American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championships in 2012.
Robert made his UFC debut against Brad Scott on December 15, 2012. On April 15, 2017, Whittaker won a bout against Ronaldo Souza via TKO. After a few noteworthy triumphs, he later moved to the middleweight class and won the interim middleweight title against Yoel Romero during the UFC 213 event that occurred on July 8, 2017.
In July 2020, Robert Whittaker had his first bout since losing the middleweight championship to Israel Adesanya. He went on to endure an early alarm to score a unanimous decision triumph and get back in the win section. Right off the bat in the first round, Till got Whittaker rushing in, splitting him with a short elbow and dropping the former hero to the canvas. Till endeavored to go for the completion, however, Whittaker recuperated well and utilized the danger of winging overhand rights to maintain Till from squeezing the early favorable position.
With the two men having scored knockdowns, the battle subsided into an example commanded by bluffs and leg kicks from Whittaker. The two men would pick their spots to let free with big overhand rights from Whittaker and elbows and left snares from Till. Whittaker was the busier warrior in the middle rounds, developing a lead on the scorecards that would, at last, be the integral factor in the outcome.
Robert Whittaker is married to his lover, Sofia. The couple is honored with three children, John, Lilliana, and Jack. Whittaker married his sweetheart Sofia in Cronulla on October 25, 2014. The finally tied the know after they deferred the wedding for a long time to fit around his battling plan.
Last Modified: Oct 12, 2021