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UFC 248: Free Fight - Whittaker vs Adesanya

Robert Whittaker is in the black with gold trim. Israel Amaya in the white with gold trim. Adesanya lands the jab. Nice head movement by Adesanya. You see he's wide eyed as he tries to get his reads here early. This is what a Sanya has to do. He has to fight behind that jab. He can't allow Whittaker to get close as he charges, he's throwing that jab up into Israel. Izzy respects his power now. Watching how calm Adesanya is when Luka is throwing everything with so much heat. It's crazy. Adesanya has forced some misses out of Whittaker here early on as he attacks the lower half but you gotta think Rob was expectant that there might be some of that lot of big actions by Robert Whittaker throwing big old looping punches not being as straight as he normally is wants to get to Esa Adesanya with authority up top. Whittaker wise to raise that right hand. Adesanya. He wouldn't be surprised by any action from Robert Whittaker tonight said he might try to shoot early on. That does not appear to be the case through 4 minutes both guys so cerebral in there. both masters at making adjustments and figured to try to make some in advance of this second round here forthcoming a very close round of big action countdown to it. Is that the end of the round? Okay, that was the horn. Okay. Oh my goodness. I thought the fight was over. Huge knockdown Mark Goddard obviously heard the horn. I did not. I was just about to say a big action could win you the round and that action right there before the horn or after will stick with the judges and I believe Israel Asana won that first round. Big moment for the interim champion. Second round underway. Now, we'll see the extent to which Robert Whittaker is compromised after a big moment for the last style bender to close round one. It's because he's lunging in there. He's not taking his time. I think he watched Gasoline and saw the good that Gasoline was doing but you gotta remember Gasoline took a lot of damage fighting in that style against Sanya Stiff jab from Whittaker. Backs out Asana and now a right hand from Bobby Knuckles. Oh, hurt him again with that hook. Yes, it's that right hook counter every time Robert jumps in there. That right hook counter has landed. Beautiful. Oh, head kick partially blocked but I mean that would still landed though. He's got one. her minute. Just a minute. Whittaker dealing with some blood coming out of that nose. Goes high with the kick. Gana easily backs up out of harm's way. Now, Whittaker goes high with the kick and lands. Oh. Pretty good right hand counter there from Whittaker. The quickness of Vanya to evade these high kicks. Hands down. just leaning back out of the range of those kicks. He's gotta be very careful. Oh, Bea. Trying to close it out. Is the undisputed king of the middleweight. Every time Rob jumped in there, he was taking damage and look what happened. went in there again, caught that right hook counter again by he landed it over and over again and here it is. Look at that. It's just the counters over and over when they were going in in exchanging Izzy kept landing those strikes go to the beginning at the end of the first round. left hook counter again, Robert feels comfortable. They're throwing Izzy Lands look boom left hook right on the chin as he's leaning back. Kurtz Whittaker jumps on him for the finish. What a performance by the last out Bender Ladies and gentlemen, referee Mark Goddard has called a stop to this contest at 3 Minutes. 33 Seconds of round number two declaring the winner by knockout and now the undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world The last style bender, Israel. The side. Yeah.

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Fans eagerly anticipating more Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker action may want to slow down.

Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2, a rematch of their two-round clash at UFC 243 in Oct. 2019, likely won’t take place until 2022. Titus Day, Whittaker’s manager, revealed in a new interview that travel complications due to COVID-19 are interfering with the fight’s booking.

“Rob had been told he would be fighting at Madison Square Garden,” Day told Daily Telegraph. “But there have been some issues since and it can’t happen. Apparently, Adesanya could get into America for the fight, but he wouldn’t have been able to get back to New Zealand immediately afterwards [because of quarantine restrictions]. So while we know the fight is going to happen, it’s now become a matter of when. Unfortunately, given everything going on with Covid in Australia and New Zealand at the moment, it may not be until early next year.”

Adesanya (21-1) defeated Whittaker via second-round knockout (KO) to claim the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight title on Oct. 6, 2019. Since then, Adesanya has successfully defeated the crown against Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. His only slip-up during that stretch — and in his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career — was an unsuccessful attempt to snatch the UFC Light Heavyweight championship from Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on March 6 of this year.

Whittaker (23-5) bounced back impressively from his loss to Adesanya. He beat Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum all by unanimous decision to earn a shot at redemption against “The Last Stylebender”. Adesanya is the first man to defeat Whittaker at Middleweight and snapped a five-year, nine-fight winning streak.

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UFC 243

UFC mixed martial arts event in 2019

UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya was a mixed martial arts pay-per-view event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on October 6, 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The event was the fourth that the promotion had contested in Melbourne and second at the venue, following UFC 193 in November 2015.[3]

A UFC Middleweight Championship unification bout between the champion Robert Whittaker (also The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight winner) and undefeated interim champion Israel Adesanya served as the event's headliner.[4]

A women’s bantamweight bout between former UFC Women's Bantamweight ChampionHolly Holm and former title challenger Raquel Pennington was expected to take place at this event.[5] The pairing previously met at UFC 184 on February 2015, when Holm won via split decision in her UFC debut.[6] However on September 27, it was revealed that Holm withdrew from the bout due to a hamstring injury and the bout was cancelled.[7]

At the weigh-ins, Khalid Taha and Ji Yeon Kim missed the required weight for their respective fights. Taha weighed in at 137 pounds, 1 pound over the bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136. Meanwhile, Kim weighed in at 128 pounds, 2 pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit of 126. Both bouts were held at catchweight. Taha and Kim were fined 20% and 30% of their purse respectively, which went to their opponents Bruno Gustavo da Silva and Nadia Kassem.[8]

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Israel Adesanya (ic) def. Robert Whittaker (c) KO (punches) 2 3:33 [a]
Lightweight Dan Hookerdef. Al IaquintaDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Sergey Spivakdef. Tai TuivasaTechnical Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:14
Welterweight Dhiego Limadef. Luke JumeauDecision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Yorgan de Castrodef. Justin TafaKO (punch) 1 2:10
Preliminary Card (ESPN2)
Welterweight Jake Matthewsdef. Rostem Akman Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Callan Potterdef. Maki PitoloDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Brad Riddelldef. Jamie MullarkeyDecision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Women's Featherweight Megan Andersondef. Zarah Fairn dos Santos Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:57
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Catchweight (128 lb) Ji Yeon Kimdef. Nadia KassemTKO (body punches) 2 4:59
Catchweight (137 lb) Khalid Tahavs. Bruno Gustavo da SilvaNo Contest (overturned) 3 3:00 [b]

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Brad Riddell vs. Jamie Mullarkey
  • Performance of the Night: Israel Adesanya and Yorgan de Castro

Records set[edit]

UFC 243 broke the attendance record for a UFC event with a total of 57,127 people. The previous record (56,214) had been set at the same venue in November 2015 at UFC 193.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Dana White: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker rematch in the works for January 

Dana White is hoping to kick 2022 off with a bang.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, White said the plan is to have UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) run things back with former champion Robert Whittaker (23-5 MMA, 14-3 UFC) in January.

Due to the strict COVID-19 restrictions in both New Zealand and Australia, it’s been difficult for the highly anticipated rematch to come to fruition, but White is confident he’ll get the fight done in the beginning of next year.

“That’s a fight we want to make, so we’re working on it,” White said. “I will get that done. That’s what we’re working on – we’re working on January.”

White admitted he would have loved for the rematch between Adesanya and Whittaker to take place in the Australasia region just like their first fight at UFC 243 did, but that won’t be the case.

“You know what sucks? With everything that’s going on right now, when you think about that fight, that fight should be done over there (in Australia or New Zealand). But that ain’t going to happen.

“Listen, I don’t like to be all cocky and sh*t, but we will do everything in our power to get that stuff worked out.”

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After capturing the interim UFC middleweight title in a classic battle against Kelvin Gastelum, Adesanya unified the belts with then undisputed champ Whittaker in arguably the most flawless performance of his career. Since then, “The Last Stylebender” has defended his belt three times. His lone career setback came in a failed bid to become dual-champ against UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259.

Whittaker has bounced back from his loss to Adesanya in emphatic fashion. He eliminated top contenders Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and Gastelum from the title race to work his way back to a rematch with Adesanya.

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Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker rematch reportedly set to take place at UFC 271 in February 2022

Israel Adesanya is reportedly set to face longtime rival Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on February 12th, 2022. As reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate, the UFC is close to finalizing the matchup.

The first fight between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker took place at UFC 243 on October 6th, 2019. Adesanya entered the fight as the interim UFC middleweight champion, while Whittaker was the UFC middleweight champion.

The fight witnessed ‘The Last Stylebender’ put on a striking clinic. He dominated ‘The Reaper’ en route to a second-round KO win and became the new undisputed UFC middleweight champion.

Robert Whittaker returned to winning ways shortly after his one-sided loss to Israel Adesanya. He is currently on a three-fight win streak, with victories over Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum. Whittaker’s most recent fight was a unanimous decision win over Gastelum at UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum on April 2021.

Meanwhile, since beating Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya has continued his reign of dominance in the UFC middleweight division. The 32-year-old did, however, suffer a unanimous decision loss to Jan Blachowicz in an unsuccessful attempt to capture the UFC light heavyweight title. Apart from that, he has never been beaten in his professional MMA career.

Since knocking out Robert Whittaker for the undisputed UFC middleweight title, Israel Adesanya has gone 3-1 inside the octagon. He’s picked up wins over Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. He has only lost to Blachowicz.

Adesanya’s most recent fight was a unanimous decision win over Marvin Vettori in their rematch at UFC 263 in June 2021.


Israel Adesanya looks to end his rivalry with Robert Whittaker on a dominant note

In a video uploaded to his official YouTube channel earlier this year, Israel Adesanya suggested that his next mission is “to f*** Rob Whittaker up.” He stated:

"I told everyone I thought I was gonna be UFC champion. That way the method to my madness is I can't eat my own words. I have to do everything in my power to make that happen so I've done those things and I've got future goals as well. The next one is definitely to f*** Rob Whittaker up."

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As of now, the UFC is yet to officially announce the duo’s rematch for UFC 271.

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Plans for a middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker will likely have to wait until 2022 after the rematch was originally expected to take place at UFC 268 in November.

Initially, the UFC had targeted Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 for the event on Nov. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York but COVID-19 restrictions have forced the promotion to change its plans. Whittaker’s manager Titus Day initially shared the news with the Daily Telegraph in Australia with additional sources confirming the changes to the upcoming fight to MMA Fighting on Friday.

“Rob had been told he would be fighting at Madison Square Garden,” Day told the publication. “But there have been some issues since and it can’t happen. Apparently, Adesanya could get into America for the fight, but he wouldn’t have been able to get back to New Zealand immediately afterwards [due to travel restrictions].

“So while we know the fight is going to happen, it’s now become a matter of when. Unfortunately, given everything going on with COVID in Australia and New Zealand at the moment, it may not be until early next year.”

New Zealand and Australia have issued some of the most restrictive bans on travel due to the global pandemic, which has resulted in dramatically lower infection rates and deaths due to COVID-19 but it’s also largely isolated the countries from the rest of the world.

Earlier this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to slowly begin reopening the country by relaxing the strict rules in place for travelers, but that won’t go into effect until sometime in early 2022.

Right now even New Zealand citizens are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine after returning to the country and due to a backlog of travelers along with limited space in government-funded facilities, some people are forced to stay away from home for months at a time.

PFL competitor Genah Fabian, who trains alongside Adesanya at City Kickboxing in New Zealand, told MMA Fighting that she’ll travel to the United States for her fight on Aug. 19 and still hasn’t received a ticket required to return home yet.

Fabian added that tickets are released in bunches for New Zealand citizens for travel and currently all of those available have been handed out through November, which means she won’t likely be able to return home until December at the earliest.

“At this time it’s unknown how long I’ll be based in the states,” Fabian told MMA Fighting. “But it will be at least until November, December.”

As for the plans for UFC 268, a welterweight title fight rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington is still currently expected to headline the event.

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Dana White reveals potential date for Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2

UFC President Dana White finally peeled back the curtain on the next middleweight title fight match-up between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. It has long been agreed that this was the next fight for the title at 185.

Dana White did an interview with The Daily Telegraph where he discussed a variety of topics surrounding the Australia and New Zealand region of MMA. He also talked about his plans for Israel Adesanya.

“That’s a fight we want to make, so we’re working on it,” White said (transcription via MMAJunkie). “I will get that done. That’s what we’re working on – we’re working on January.”

The plans for Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker have been in motion since Whittaker beat Kelvin Gastelum back in April. Whittaker won a very dominant decision and upped his win streak to three since losing to Adesanya back in October 2019.

The dream scenario would obviously be for the fight to take place in either Australia or New Zealand. Israel Adesanya lives in New Zealand and Whittaker was born in New Zealand himself, although he currently lives in Australia.

“You know what sucks? With everything that’s going on right now, when you think about that fight, that fight should be done over there (in Australia or New Zealand). But that ain’t going to happen.

“Listen, I don’t like to be all cocky and shit, but we will do everything in our power to get that stuff worked out.”

Only time will tell if the UFC and Israel Adesanya can pull it off. The fight needs to happen in order for the division to move on.

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