Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
26-7-0
6-0-0

The tape

33
Age
28
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5
Form
SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
26
Wins
6
10
By KO
2
38
KO%
33
5
By Sub
4
19
SUB%
67
7
Losses
0
3
Stopped
0
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2022
33
Bouts
6
85
Rounds
7
6 hours, 20 minutes
Fight Time
14 minutes, 37 seconds

Current rankings @ Middleweight

3
UFC
-
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
-

Robert Whittaker vs Bo Nickal preview

When is Whittaker vs Nickal?

Robert Whittaker could potentially face the challenge of Bo Nickal, in Late 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).

Whittaker vs Nickal stats

Robert Whittaker would step into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Bo Nickal would make his way to the cage with an unblemished record of 6 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Whittaker would have a slight advantage in power over Nickal, with a 38% knock out percentage over Nickal's 33%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nickal would have a massive advantage over Whittaker, boasting a 67% submission rate over Whittaker's 19%.

Robert Whittaker is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.

Nickal has a height advantage of 1 inch over Whittaker. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Whittaker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 13 years and 2 months earlier than Nickal, whose first professional fight was in 2022. He has fought 78 more professional rounds, 85 to Nickal's 7.

Whittaker vs Nickal form

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

In his last fight, he won against Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov on 22nd June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had beaten Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

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

Before that, he had 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.

He had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Activity check

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Nickal's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.3 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Whittaker vs Nickal?

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