MMA – Robert Whitaker will be one of the pioneers for the UFC Paris. He will face former middleweight champion Marvin Vittori there.
Robert Whitaker in Paris: No, you’re not dreaming, the former middleweight champion who’s going to sing in France. In its first event in France, the UFC is hitting hard with Robert Whitaker against Marvin Vittori… which won’t even be the main event of the evening. This busy fight night is pretty rare lately. Especially since in addition to this crucial bout for the future of the middleweight division, the UFC has other surprises in store for us. Must-see Manon Furu facing #1 female flyweight, Catelyn Chukajian. Not forgetting the main event, which should be formalized soon: Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa.
Robert Whitaker, he is delighted to be able to take on Italian Marvin Vittori, even if this is certainly on occupied territory. We can imagine many supporters across the Alps making the trip. “It’s the farthest I’ve ever come from home.”laughs Whitaker in an interview with Fox Sports Australia. The New Zealander has already participated in China, the United States and Abu Dhabi, but has not competed on European soil. Great first, then. For the occasion, he must find Tai Toivasa, another Oceanian fighter. Both men are of Samoan descent. “It will be special because in a way, I imagine it will make things more comfortable to see familiar faces. It will be my 30th match for the pros, and I am happy to reach that number. It reminds me of the effort”.
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Reasonable and necessary delay
Originally, Whitaker and Vittore were scheduled to meet at UFC 275 in June in Singapore. “But I recently got to a point where I no longer feel pain during training sessions. He assures me that I made the right decision to postpone the deadline. Because I can’t give everything I have until recently, the original date was two weeks later!”. Marvin Vittori, fortunately for “Bobby Nichols,” accepted this postponement. “Honestly, we have nowhere else to go. I guess that’s why he grumbled a little, because he knows he can’t stand up to anyone else in his position. I’m the only one who came in a higher rank than him (note: besides Kanunir, who’s facing Adesanya in July), so it made sense for him to wait until I was ready.”.
The winner of this match is already likely to present a hat-trick against Israel Adesanya, who is running out of trusted opponents. That’s what Robert Whitaker himself is hoping for. UFC Paris is likely to nominate several contenders for their division belts!
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