The black belt in hapkido, karate and Tuf Ww tournament winner Robert Whittaker entered this fight with a professional mma record of 16-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Michael Bisping). He suffered two consecutive losses between 2013 and 2014, against Court McGee (=McGee vs Whittaker) and Stephen Thompson (=Whittaker vs Thompson), but then he has won five bouts beating Uriah Hall (=Hall vs Whittaker) and Rafael Natal in his last two (=Whittaker vs Natal).
His opponent, Derek Brunson, has an official record of 16-3-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He lost to Yoel Romero in 2014 (=Romero vs Brunson) but then he has collected five victories defeating Roan Carneiro (=Brunson vs Carneiro) and Uriah Hall in 2016 (=Hall vs Brunson). Whittaker vs Brunson is the main event of UFC Fight Night 101. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs Brunson
Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Whittaker’s previous fight: Robert Whittaker vs Rafael Natal
Brunson’s previous fight: Uriah Hall vs Derek Brunson
Brunson’s next fight: Anderson Silva vs Derek Brunson
Whittaker’s next fight: Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Robert Whittaker