Spring 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
23-2-0
24-6-0

The tape

33
Age
31
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Full record

KO 5UD 5UD 5UD 5UD 5
Form
UD 3UD 5UD 5UD 3UD 5
23
Wins
24
15
By KO
9
65
KO%
38
0
By Sub
5
0
SUB%
21
2
Losses
6
1
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
25
Bouts
30
69
Rounds
79
5 hours, 15 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 56 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
1
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker preview

When is Adesanya vs Whittaker III?

Israel Adesanya could potentially take on Robert Whittaker, in Spring 2023.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Adesanya vs Whittaker III stats

Israel Adesanya would step into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Robert Whittaker would make his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Adesanya would have a large advantage in power over Whittaker, boasting at 65% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 38%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have a large advantage over Adesanya, boosting at 21% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya is the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Adesanya has a height advantage of 4 inches over Whittaker. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Adesanya is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 year later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 10 less professional rounds, 69 to Whittaker's 79.

Adesanya vs Whittaker III form

Israel Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Alex Pereira at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before that, he had beat Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.

He had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Robert Whittaker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had defeated Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Israel Adesanya has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Israel Adesanya last fought 17 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing was 2 months and 26 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Adesanya vs Whittaker III?

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