Israel Adesanya could have escaped Robert Whittaker easy the first time, but this time things will be different, Michael Bisping.
Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is topping the entire middleweight division and is now up against his arch nemesis, former champion Robert Whittaker. The two boxers are said to be the greatest in the division. There’s no doubt that this rematch will turn out to be an absolute blockbuster.
The two first met in 2019 at UFC 243 to compete for the middleweight championship. Then, champion, Whittaker was challenged to defend his title against interim champion Adesanya. The world was shocked when “The Last Stylebender” knocked Robert out in the second round to become the undisputed champion.
Michael Bisping recently appeared on The Submission Radio and talked about the upcoming rematch between the middleweight giants at UFC 271. Bisping is a true fan of Whittaker’s journey since his loss to Izzy to win the championship and he believes things could very well work in his favor in the rematch.
Michael Bisping says he was “blown away” by Robert Whittaker’s recent performance
Since the loss to Adesanya, Robert has been undefeated and has worked his way up to another title. He’s on a three-match winning streak, beating top opponents. His most recent outing was against Kelvin Gastelum where critics called that performance from “The Reaper” a “Class of Excellence”.
“We know Robert Whittaker is a great wrestler. Robert that we saw at the battle of Kelvin Gastelum, I was blown away,” Bisping said on Submission Radio. Michael also happened to be a commentator on that fight at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. “It’s a master class. I think it was Robert’s best performance. I was completely blown away by his skills. ”
“I am not saying he will win this fight. But I know for a fact that this fight will be significantly different from the first one,” Bisping said. It’s worth mentioning that Adesanya has never lost a UFC middleweight fight. His only loss in the promotion was against Jan Blachowicz when he moved up to the light heavyweight division in hopes of becoming a two-division champion.
Do you think Robert Whittaker can beat Adesanya in the rematch?
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