Match Preview: UFC 243 – Champion Robert Whittaker vs undefeated Israel Adesanya
On October 6, UFC-243 will take place in the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. In the main card of UFC-243, there are total six matches (two in heavyweights and in Middleweight, Welterweight, Lightweight, Women Bantamweight there is only one match in each).
The most awaited match is in a middleweight championship between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya. This is going to be the biggest match of the weekend.
In UFC-243, reigning champ Robert Whittaker will face Interim champ Israel Adesanya on October 6.
The 28-year-old, Robert’s current UFC ranking is 9 whereas; Israel Adesanya’s current ranking is 14. Both Robert and Israel had started their fighting career in the same year (2009) but in mixed martial arts, Robert is little more experienced than Israel Adesanya.
Robert and Israel, both are very aggressive players. Tomorrow in UFC-243, it is going to be a tough match between both of them.
Can Robert end Israel’s 100% win record in MMA?
In MMA, Israel Adesanya is a champion fighter but he has to be careful in the match against Robert Whittaker. The 30-year-old martial artist has never lost a single fight in the mixed martial arts. In 17 matches, he has won a total of 13 matches by knockout and 4 by decision. It is going to be hard for Israel to beat the reigning champion, Robert Whittaker.
Extra pressure on Robert Whittaker
In this match, Robert is a little more favourite than Israel because of the home advantage. This home advantage can also add more pressure on Robert Whittaker. In three years, it will be Roberts’ first fight in Australia. If; Robert Whittaker win this match then he will become the first Australian martial artist to defend World title. Now; it is on Robert that how he deals with the pressure of playing in front of his home crowd.
Robert and Israel’s views on this clash
Before this big clash, Robert Whittaker said, “he is in the best shape of his career for his UFC middleweight world title defence against Israel Adesanya”. “I’m given the moment to get out there defend my title and I’m just making history”, he added.
On the other hand, the Israel said, “He doesn’t want to let everyone down. Pressure is an acquired taste, like caviar. He’s not going to like the way it tastes. I think it’s delicious”.
Forget the belt, forget the stadium, forget the crowd, forget the rivalry. Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya is the definition of an ELITE martial arts competition between two fighters in their physical prime.— José Youngs (@JoseYoungs) October 5, 2019
Tomorrow can't come soon enough. #UFC243
The final face off between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya.— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) October 5, 2019
Not long now until we find out who is the best middleweight on the planet.
To say I’m pumped for this is an understatement. 🔥🔥 #UFC243 pic.twitter.com/hli9hHbIBe
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