Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has a fight scheduled against former title challenger Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris on September 3 at the Accor Arena. Robert Whittaker thinks that a win over Marvin Vettori could mean another title shot against the current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.
The pair first met at UFC 243 in 2019 and in that fight, Israel Adesanya knocked out Robert Whittaker in the second round. The pair collided for the second time at UFC 271 and this time, the fight was much closer, but Israel ended up winning the fight via a unanimous decision.
In an interview with Fox Sports Australia, Whittaker revealed how a title fight against Israel Adesanya could be real possibility if he wins against Vettori.
“I definitely think a trilogy is possible primarily because of the Holloway-Volkanovski trilogy fight going ahead,” Whittaker said to Fox Sports Australia. “Especially considering how close my fight was with Izzy last time, I definitely think that is a very real possibility.”
Robert Whittaker also gave a prediction for the upcoming match-up and revealed that it would be very hard for the Italian to beat him.
“I think I’m going to be too much for him, honestly,” Whittaker said. “I feel a lot better than he is across the board. Granted, he’s very tough, but I’ve fought tough people before and dismantled them. The best Rob Whittaker beats anybody. I’m going to just hit him a lot and just hurt him … he won’t be able to keep the tempo up, he’s not going to be able to handle it.”
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