Robert Whittaker is one of the most multifaceted MMA fighters in the Welterweight division.
The Australian won the first installment of The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes series, and has since signed with the UFC, winning two fights under the promotional banner.
Since those wins, which came back-to-back, Whittaker has dropped two straight, and needs to recuperate quickly to rescue his UFC career.
To do that, Whittaker, 23, has to continue to mature. He’s a finisher, but, sometimes, can’t find what he needs to get the result he wants, and falls apart.
The man from New South Wales in Australia is a Black Belt in Karate, Black Belt in Hapkido, and Purple Belt in BJJ.
Robert Whittaker faces Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night: Te Huna Vs. Marquardt in Auckland, New Zealand.
This fight is a must-win for Whittaker, and he’s sure to put together every aspect of his game to beat Rhodes, a lesser-known but dangerous opponent.
We’ll have to see what happens in this fight, and, ultimately, in the career of one of the UFC’s brightest.