Dana White: ‘If Robert Whittaker recovers fast, we will book Kelvin Gastelum fight again quickly’

Robert Whittaker’s withdrawal from UFC 234 has thrown a spanner in the works at middleweight, but it all depends on how quickly he can recover from today’s surgery. Whittaker, the UFC’s middleweight champion, was not medically cleared to compete –…

Robert Whittaker in surgery with hernia issue, out of UFC 234 main event bout with Kelvin Gastelum

UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2019 has taken a major hit. Robert Whittaker has been withdrawn from his first-ever title defense on home soil after experiencing a hernia in his abdomen late last night. Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the…

Craig Jones praises Robert Whittaker, predicts first-round heel hook at UFC 234

Craig Jones is predicting a quick submission win for Robert Whittaker at UFC 234. Jones, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu┬áblack belt under Lachlan Giles, is based in Melbourne, Australia, where he trains at the Absolute MMA Academy. On Wednesday, Whittaker completed a…

Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum is the UFC’s secret dream fight

At first glance, Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum is an odd title fight. The challenger holds a 5-1 record at middleweight, but most of those wins came against rickety husks of ex-legends. He starched an aging Michael Bisping and outpointed…

Whiteware collide down under at UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum

Other than the UFC returning to put on another spectacle this weekend for UFC 234, what’s there to like about Melbourne, Australia? Considering I’m no tour guide, I have no idea – but I do know that half-cast Kiwi/Ozzie battler…

UFC 234 Predictions: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum

The UFC 234 headliner is the first middleweight title-fight under reasonably normal circumstances since UFC 194 in late 2015. At that point, the top tier of the division was well-defined as Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, and Ronaldo Souza;…

Looking back on 2018: Remembering UFC 225’s instant classic of Whittaker vs. Romero II

From the opening minute to the final bell at the end of round five. Whittaker vs. Romero II will forever hold a place in UFC’s all-time classic main events. Regardless of the preliminary hurdles that made the fight almost stop…

Breaking down Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero

It may not be an epic grudge match like the co-main event, but the rematch between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero has this writer salivating.

Fight Forecast: Top 5 fights to look forward to in 2018

With a slew of new fights being announced for the new year, it’s time to countdown the contests we’re most looking forward to in 2018. 5. UFC 220 – Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir Daniel Cormier’s return to royalty will…