Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Whittaker vs Usman?
Robert Whittaker could potentially square off against Kamaru Usman, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Whittaker vs Usman stats
Robert Whittaker would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Kamaru Usman would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Usman would have a slight advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 45% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have an advantage over Usman, with a 21% submission rate over Usman's 5%.
Robert Whittaker is the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Usman has 4-inch reach advantage.
Whittaker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Usman, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 81 to Usman's 76.
Whittaker vs Usman form
Robert Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
Usman has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by majority decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on 20th August 2022 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Before that, he had beat Colby Covington at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had defeated Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Welterweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
In terms of recent activity, Kamaru Usman has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.
Robert Whittaker last fought 4 months and 26 days ago, while Kamaru Usman's last outing was 1 month and 13 days ago.
Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Usman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Whittaker vs Usman?
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