Robert began his professional career in 2009 with a first round TKO. In his first two years, he would compile a perfect 7-0 record with all of his wins coming by first round finish. On October 30, 2011, he lost his first fight when he traveled to Cotai, Macau for Legend Fighting Championships 6.
The Reaper Robert Whittaker/Nicknames
Robert Whittaker has revealed in an interview with ESPN that he turned down a rematch with Israel Adesanya at UFC 263 because he needed more time to recover following his unanimous decision win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24. There was just no way, physically, I could do that,” Whittaker told ESPN.Apr 26, 2021
In the year 2019 at UFC 234, Whittaker was all set to go against Kelvin Gastelum as his next middleweight title defense. However, to everybody’s surprise, the fighter pulled out of the fight just a few hours before the actual bout. The reason for this sudden decision was a dual surgery that the fighter had …
Slowly, a little at a time, maybe fans started to feel that they were getting to know the real Whittaker. “I don’t mind either nickname,” Whittaker said. “’Bobby Knuckles’ was an organic nickname. ‘Reaper’ I made.Oct 4, 2019
Robert Whittaker had battled his way to the top of the fight game with nine consecutive wins to capture the UFC middleweight championship. The sport is always changing, however, and Whittaker ran into a force of nature in Israel Adesanya and lost the title via second-round knockout in October 2019.Apr 14, 2021
Kelvin Gastelum But quietly, Whittaker has built a résumé that rivals some of the most impressive in mixed martial arts. The former UFC middleweight champion put forth another excellent performance Saturday, beating Kelvin Gastelum by one-sided unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.Apr 17, 2021
Orthodox UFC Date of Birth 12/20/1990 Height, Weight 6’0″, 185 lbs From Sydney, AUS Reach 73.5″ Stance Orthodox
Background. Whittaker was born at Middlemore Hospital in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. His father is an Australian of European descent and his mother is of Māori and Samoan descent.