April 18 will take place Ufc fight nightwhere in the main battle Robert Whittaker fight against Calvin Gastelum for the right to qualify for the belt.
Robert is a former UFC middleweight champion who held the belt from 2017 to 2019. In October 2019, Israel Adesanya took the title by knocking out the Australian, who then had to recover for a long time - morally and even physically. Almost a year later, Whittaker returned and beat the powerful tops - Darren Till and Jared Cannonier. Now Robert is close to the title again and the next fight against Gastelum will make him an unconditional contender. Whittaker is one of the few who are able to take the belt. He already showed his power when he beat Yoel Romero (twice), Derek Brunson, Ronaldo Sousa, Uraia Hall, Brad Tavares. In total, the Australian has 22 victories and 5 defeats.
His rival, Calvin Gastelum, is an experienced top who has not climbed out of the top 15 of the division for more than 5 years. But his career is constantly in a shaky state: he managed to lose three fights in a row between April 2019 and July 2020 - and in all he could win. Calvin closed the losses by beating Ian Heinisch on points and retained the eighth line of the rating. Now Gastelum, as often happens, comes out on short notice (replaced Paulo Costa) - the American had only a month left for the training camp.
Where to watch the fight Whittaker - Gastelum
Live stream Calvin Gastelum - Robert Whittaker will be:
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