Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
24-3-0
25-7-0

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
73.6" / 187 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2KO 5UD 5UD 5
Form
UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5UD 5
24
Wins
25
16
By KO
9
67
KO%
36
0
By Sub
5
0
SUB%
20
3
Losses
7
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
27
Bouts
32
76
Rounds
84
5 hours, 49 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

2
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
5

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker preview

When is Adesanya vs Whittaker III?

Israel Adesanya could potentially take on Robert Whittaker, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

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 24 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Robert Whittaker would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Adesanya would have a massive power advantage over Whittaker, boasting a 67% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have an advantage over Adesanya, with a 20% submission rate over Adesanya's 0%.

Israel Adesanya is the older man by 1 year, at 34 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 years later than Whittaker, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 8 less professional rounds, 76 to Whittaker's 84.

Adesanya vs Whittaker III form

Adesanya has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on 9th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Previous to that, he had won against Alex Pereira at UFC 287 on 8th April 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by 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.

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

He had defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Robert Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had been defeated by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Before 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.

He had beaten Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Israel Adesanya last fought 8 months and 10 days ago, while Robert Whittaker's last outing was 3 months and 2 days ago.

Adesanya's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Adesanya vs Whittaker III?

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