Robert Whittaker: Bisping owes me a fight
New Zealand-born, residing in Australia, Robert Whittaker caused an upset last Saturday in Kanzas City. Ranked No.6 in the middleweight class went up against Ranked No.3 Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza of Brazil. The bout featured on the card at UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs Reis.
Although coming out as an underdog, Whittaker was indeed too fast, too furious. He got out of Souza’s takedown attempt in the first round, and basically dominated the fight till its very end. The encounter did not go on distance.
Sydney-based athlete landed the head kick that dropped “Jacare” to the canvas. He finished it off with a load of punches on the mat. Referee stopped the fight at 3 minutes 28 seconds of round two.
As an ultimate result Whittaker updated his record to 6-0 in the middleweight class. Furthermore he got closer to the opportunity to challenge for the title.
The current champion in the division is Michael Bisping. Before winning the belt he was lined up to face off Whittaker. However the bout fell off.
“Bisping owes me a fight. We were supposed to fight all those weeks ago and he’s cool doing his own thing, but you owe me a fight,” said Robert Whittaker.
UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs Reis – Results
Main card on FOX
Demetrious Johnson defeats Wilson Reis via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of Round 3
Rose Namajunas defeats Michelle Waterson via submission (RNC) at 2:47 of Round 2
Robert Whittaker defeats Ronaldo Souza by TKO (strikes) at 3:28 of Round 2
Renato Moicano defeats Jeremy Stephens by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Prelims on FOX
Alexander Volkov defeats Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tom Duquesnoy defeats Patrick Williams by TKO (elbows) at 0:28 of Round 2
Rashid Magomedov defeats Bobby Green by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tim Elliott defeats Louis Smolka by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass
Devin Clark defeats Jake Collier by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Anthony Smith defeats Andrew Sanchez by KO (strikes) at 3:52 of Round 3
Aljamain Sterling defeats Augusto Mendes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Zak Cummings defeats Nathan Coy via submission (guillotine) at 4:21 of Round 1
Ketlen Vieira defeats Ashlee Evans-Smith by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)