7 p.m. ET UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum gets underway at 7 p.m. ET with a six-fight preliminary card that will air on ESPN and stream on ESPN+. The main card gets started at 10 p.m.Apr 17, 2021
Whittaker was born at Middlemore Hospital in Ōtāhuhu, Auckland, New Zealand. His father is an Australian of European descent and his mother is of Māori and Samoan descent. Whittaker's father enrolled Robert, aged seven, and his brother in a Goju-ryu Karate school, to encourage them in self-discipline and self-defence.