UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is confident in his skill set that he will be able to defeat the No.1 ranked middleweight contender Robert Whittaker in their rematch at UFC 271. The event will take place on February 12, 2022, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States. The pair previously faced each other at UFC 243 where Robert lost his UFC middleweight title against then challenger Israel. Israel Adesanya Knocked out Robert Whittaker in the second round of that fight and became the UFC middleweight champion. Now ahead of the rematch Israel Adesanya seems prepared to shock Robert Whittaker once again with his skills and power.
“My prediction is that I am going to f*ck Whittaker up, again,” Adesanya said to the Stake. “He can’t stand with me, so I know he will be forced to grapple. Last time he said ‘Kevin Gastelum has given the blueprint on how to beat Adesanya’ and now he’s saying ‘Jan has given the blueprint’… he needs to write his blueprint. If he wants to copy someone else’s work, then, by all means, try, because it went so well last time for him when we fought.”
Israel Adesanya said that Whittaker may have learned from his past mistakes but still won’t be able to defeat him this time.