Robert Whittaker puts on master class vs. Kelvin Gastelum
LAS VEGAS — On a night when a social networks star knocked out a previous Mixed Martial Arts champ in an extremely one-sided style, Robert Whittaker advised the world what a real fighter is everything about.
The previous UFC middleweight champ placed on a master class Saturday at Peak, beating Kelvin Gastelum in every location and scoring a controling consentaneous choice triumph.
Judges scored it 50-45 on all cards for Whittaker. Yahoo Sports likewise had it 50-45 for Whittaker.
The win likely establishes a rematch with Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title.
Whittaker revealed champion lumber on Saturday, beating Gastelum with a range of strikes. The battle was primarily objected to on the feet, and Gastelum simply couldn’t manage Whittaker’s range of shots nor his precision.
Whittaker was capturing him with tidy shots consistently, breaking through the guard with a directly right, and tossing almost every punch in the book. At one point in the 3rd round, Whittaker baited Gastelum in, who fired a huge right. Whittaker ducked under, stepped to the side and broke Gastelum with a counter ideal that sent out sweat and blood flying.
Gastelum combated tough and kept assaulting, however he wasn’t linking almost typically adequate regardless of bloodying Whittaker’s nose and mouth and triggering his face to swell.
The 2 were expected to combat for the middleweight belt in Australia in 2019, however on the early morning of the battle, Whittaker needed to take out of the battle and go through emergency situation surgical treatment.
Gastelum took this battle as a replacement on about a month’s notification when Paulo Costa was ill and took out of the bout.
It provided the UFC a strong, amusing and competitive centerpiece rather than the phenomenon on the opposite website of the nation where Jake Paul knocked out previous UFC star and Bellator and ONE welterweight champ Ben Askren in the very first.
Whittaker and Gastelum kept a high rate and revealed why they’re thought about at the top of their video games.
Whittaker, however, is practically without peer and in almost every location, he was a bit much better than the eighth-ranked Gastelum.
The 2 accepted and shared friendly words after the fight that need to send out Whittaker into a rematch for the middleweight belt with Adesanya. Adesanya knocked out Whittaker in 2019 to win the title.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.