Whittaker vs Adesanya is going to be one of the most interesting bouts of 2019. Will Robert Whittaker lose his first fight back and lose his championship? Will Adesanya face his first-ever loss at UFC 243 or will he end the night as the UFC World Middleweight Champion? All these questions will be answered in just a couple of weeks as the two clash for the first time.
Let us take a closer look at Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya and see what is expected of this fight and who is going to win it?
I'm still in somewhat of a state of disbelief about Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya actually being a reality. #UFC242
— Jordan Patu. (@Jordan_Patu) September 7, 2019
UFC 243 Whittaker vs Adesanya: Tale of the Tape
Whittaker, the UFC World Middleweight Champion has been out of action since over a year as he got injured in June 2018. Israel Adesanya, meanwhile, has been one of the hottest names not just in the division but in the entire UFC. Given his 17-0 record, it is expected that stakes are really high for him.
The battle here is between the experience of Whittaker vs the resilience of Israel Adesanya. The latter is in much better shape and his cardio is the key to his success for his fight against Whittaker. Having defeated Anderson Silva this year, Adesanya is at the peak of his career. The returning Robert Whittaker is likely to lose this fight!
Champion vs Champion
Two of the best middleweights in the world.
Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya
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UFC 243 Winning Adds for Whittaker vs Adesanya
The betting/winning odds also indicate that Israel Adesanya is going to be the winner of Whittaker vs Adesanya. The biggest reason for this is that most people are considering Whittaker to have ‘ring rust’ as he has been away from the Octagon for quite a while. In that time, Adesanya has been an impressive fighter and is the odds-on favorite to win here.