Robert Whittaker outclasses Kelvin Gastelum in main event
It was a rough roadway, however the UFC Vegas 24 outcomes can be found in on Saturday night having actually dropped 2 bouts in the last 2 days leading up to the occasion. The night’s centerpiece in between previous middleweight champ Robert Whittaker and seasonal leading 10 competitor Kelvin Gastelum happened, however 2 supporting bouts were scratched.
The UFC Vegas 24 co-main occasion in between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose was nixed as the occasion broadcast went live, while a bout in between Zarah Fairn vs Josiane Nunes was canceled after Fairn missed out on weight by numerous pounds on Friday.
UFC Vegas 24 outcomes: Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum
In the primary occasion, Whittaker revealed why he’s ranked as the leading competitor in the 185-pound department. “The Reaper” placed on a striking center versus No. 8 ranked Gastelum. Whittaker was the much faster fighter and beat Gastelum to the punch throughout the exchanges. He blended in takedowns and provided a consistent dosage of kicks to the legs and body of Gastelum.
Gastelum linked sometimes, however could not create mixes. He had problem with the variety and motion of Whittaker. For each strike Gastelum landed, Whittaker landed 2 or 3.
Gastelum was beat the whole battle, however continued to push forward seeking to link with a huge left hand. The bout went the range, however it was a persuading win for Whittaker. All 3 judges scored him winning every round.
“I’m feeling on top of the world,” stated Whittaker following the win. “This was a very hard fight. I think that a lot of people were selling Kelvin short because where he’s ranked, but I think he’s one of the best fighters in the division.”
With the win, Whittaker even more strengthened his location as the leading competitor in the department. He was beat by present champ Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 in October 2019. Ever since, Whittaker has actually gone on an excellent three-fight winning streak and thinks he’s made a rematch versus Adesanya. Whittaker thinks the occasion might occur in an arena in Australia this fall.
“I think it’s about time we cross paths once again. I think we can get a sold out stadium. They might even open up borders for Australia in September. Let’s make that happen. Let’s see if we can get a stadium in back home,” stated Whittaker.
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UFC Vegas 24 outcomes
UFC Vegas 24 Main Card
Centerpiece – Middleweight Bout: Robert Whittaker def Kelvin Gastelum by consentaneous choice (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Co-Main Occasion – Light-weight Bout: Jeremy Stephens vs Drakkar Klose — canceled
Heavyweight Bout: Andrei Arlovski def Chase Sherman by consentaneous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight Bout: Jacob Malkoun de. Abdul Razak Alhassan by consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light-weight Bout: Luis Pena def Alexander Munoz by split choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC Vegas 24 Prelims
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Tracy Cortez def Justine Kish by split choice (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Heavyweight Bout: Alexandr Romanov def Juan Espino bu divided choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Jessica Penne def Loopy Godinez by split choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Middleweight Bout: Gerald Meerschaert def Bartosz Fabinski bu technical submission (guillotine choke) at 2:00, R1
Light-weight Bout: Austin Hubbard def Dakota Bush by consentaneous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Zarah Fairn vs Josiane Nunes— bout canceled
Bantamweight Bout: Tony Seriously def Anthony Birchak by TKO (punches) at 1:31, R2
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.