Fighter Analysis: Robert Whittaker

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.


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