Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has pulled out of his scheduled fight against fellow middleweight title challenger Marvin Vettori. The pair were set for a middleweight fight at UFC 275. The event will take place on June 11, 2022, at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. A UFC light-heavyweight championship matchup between Glover Teixeira and former Rizin Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka is set as the main event of the fight. In the co-main event, the UFC women’s flyweight title is on the line between the current champion Valentina Shevchenko and challenger Taila Santos.
Now Robert Whittaker has pulled out of his matchup against Marvin Vettori. The news of his pullout was reported by his opponent.
We’re back at this.
I think I’m the only 185er that can say that has never pulled out of a fight but anyway smash boys I’ll get you back to back lets do it I’m willing to die just show up @KChimaev @darrentill2 @Mickmaynard2 @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite
— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) April 20, 2022
“We’re back at this. I think I’m the only 185er that can say that has never pulled out of a fight but anyway smash boys I’ll get you back to back lets do it I’m willing to die just show up @KChimaev @darrentill2 @Mickmaynard2 @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite.”
Sorry to say guys due to an injury I took early in the camp I’m not able to compete in June. I did everything I could to get it right but its not healing in time. All this means is that I’ll be back in the octagon a couple months later and I’ll be better than ever 👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/Q0PEtjxDfs
— Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) April 21, 2022
“Sorry to say guys due to an injury I took early in the camp I’m not able to compete in June,” Whittaker wrote on Twitter. “I did everything I could to get it right but it’s not healing in time. All this means is that I’ll be back in the octagon a couple of months later and I’ll be better than ever.”
Robert Whittaker in his last fight challenged the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for the middleweight championship. The fight was a rematch between the duo as they had previously fought where Israel won by KO in round two. In their rematch, Robert Whittaker came up with a perfect game plan. Even after giving his best in their rematch, Israel Adesanya won the fight via rematch.
Marvin Vettori had also recently challenged Israel Adesanya for the middleweight championship at UFC 263. He lost the fight via decision. In his last fight, He fought Fellow title challenger Paulo Costa. Vettori won the right decision.
Now Paulo Costa has also put his name on the list of fighters who are ready to step up and fight Marvin Vettori in their rematch.
UFC 275 card:
- Champ Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka – for the light heavyweight title
- Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos – for the women’s flyweight title
- Marvin Vettori vs. TBA
- Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Na Liang
- Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Zhang Weili
- Robert Whittaker pulls out of his fight against Robert Whittaker
Purchase the UFC merch here.
Click to Predict here