Whittaker: The Battle for the Top vs. Khamzat in UFC SAUDI ARABIA

"Whittaker vs. Chimaev: A Respectful Rivalry"

Whittaker Embraces the Challenge of Facing Undefeated Khamzat

Former UFC champion Robert Whittaker is gearing up for his upcoming middleweight clash against the undefeated sensation Khamzat Chimaev. This bout is set to headline the UFC’s inaugural event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on June 22, marking the organization’s first venture into the region. With a stellar lineup already revealed for the card, anticipation is high.

Whittaker’s Preparation and Anticipation

Last seen dominating Paulo Costa with a unanimous decision win on February 17, Whittaker is eager for his next challenge. Speaking on the MMArcade Podcast, Whittaker shared his thoughts on the upcoming fight and his eagerness to share the octagon with Khamzat. Despite the tough challenge ahead, Whittaker is motivated and injury-free, ready for another hard fight that could elevate his skills to the next level and potentially secure a title shot.

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Title Implications and Respect for Khamzat

UFC President Dana White has indicated that the victor will next compete for the title, adding an extra layer of motivation for Whittaker. He acknowledges Khamzat’s toughness, wrestling prowess, and striking ability but also respects him as a fighter. Whittaker looks forward to a genuine contest where both fighters will give their all, aiming to make history in Saudi Arabia.


“I understand the task ahead of me. It’s going to be tough, and I’m going to grind my ass off in this training camp. I look forward to it.” – Robert Whittaker

“He’s a tough fighter. He likes to wrestle a lot. He uses his reach effectively. He has knockout power. He likes to play the villain against his opponents, but he is an honorable fighter.” – Robert Whittaker

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