Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 is quite an interesting fight! Two of the best Middleweight fighters take on each other in a Champion vs Champion fight. Whittaker enters Whittaker vs Adesanya as the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion who is back after an injury while Israel Adesanya has been the Interim World UFC Middleweight Champion in Whittaker’s absence.
Let us take a closer look at this fight and see who has a better chance of winning at the UFC 243 main event.
Robert Whittaker Vs Israel Adesanya is gonna be a hell of a fight next weekend. It's gonna be a close one to call but I feel that Robert Whittaker will retain & I won't be surprised if this fight ends in a knockout.
— Patrick McSparrin Jr (@ThePattyIce1995) September 25, 2019
UFC 243 Whittaker vs Adesanya – Will the Hometown Hero Retain?
One of the biggest advantages that Robert Whittaker has heading into this fight is that this will take place in his home country of Australia. The Marvel Stadium is home for the New Zealand-born Australian resident. Having the crowds backing you up is always a big psychological advantage for any fighter.
However, given his return from a major injury, one can only wonder about how fit Whittaker is feeling heading into the UFC 243 main event. There’s always a bit of self-doubt when making such a return!
Man I'm stupid excited for Adesanya VS Whittaker
— Brandon Kirby (@OtterVisions) September 25, 2019
Will Israel Adesanya’s Streak Come to an End?
While Whittaker vs Adesanya is about champion vs champion, it is also about championship vs streak for Adesanya, who is undefeated in all 17 of his fights. This gives him a psychological advantage over Whittaker. Other than that too, Adesanya is a really good fighter and has been one of the hottest names of the Middleweight division of late! This is going to be one of the match-of-the-year candidates for sure! Stay tuned.