UFC 243 Whittaker vs Adesanya

Whittaker vs Adesanya is the main event at UFC 243 where Robert Whittaker will go head to head against Israel Adesanya. Both the men are top stars of the middleweight division and both are champions. Before his unfortunate injury, Whittaker was the UFC World Middleweight Champion while Israel Adesanya is now the Interim champion. The winner here will get to be the unified UFC Middleweight Champion.

UFC 243 Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya
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Let us take a closer look at this fight and see what to expect from these two men. Will a returning Whittaker be able to defeat the undefeated Adesanya?

Whittaker vs Adesanya: Tale of the Tape

The first thing that you need to know here is that Whittaker actually has an age advantage over Adesanya. The 28 year old champion squares off against a 30 year old interim champ. Whittaker also has the advantage of having fought more matches – 24, in total, having won 20 and lost 4. Israel Adesanya, on the other hand, is 17-0.

Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya
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Adesanya is the taller of the two and has a slight advantage there. He has a significant advantage when it comes to reach as Adesanya’s reach is that of 203.2cm as opposed to 186.7cm of his opponent. Whittaker vs Adesanya is the fight of two equally talented men facing each other for the first time. It will be a real delight!


Who Wins Whittaker vs Adesanya at UFC 243?

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Whittaker vs Adesanya is just one of those cards where you don’t know who will end up being the winner. Whittaker currently has a better odd of winning this one as he stands in at -135 while Adesanya is currently the underdog at +115. However, this continues to be any man’s game.