Robert
Whittaker
12-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 4 fights.
Record: 12-4-0
Summary: Unorthodox striking

Fighter Info

From: Middlemore New Zealand
Fights Out Of: Sydney, NSW Australia
Age: 23
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
565
36% Successful
203
Types of Successful Strikes
0
203
81% Standing
15%
165
30
8
Striking Defense
67
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
100% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
89
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Robert Whittaker Feb 22, 2014
19 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Stephen Thompson 38 0 0 0
Loss
Court McGee Aug 28, 2013
88 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Robert Whittaker 48 0 0 0
Win
Colton Smith May 25, 2013
33 0 1 0 R3 KO/TKO
Robert Whittaker 53 1 0 0
Robert Whittaker Dec 14, 2012
83 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Bradley Scott 55 1 0 1

Biography

TRAINING: On a typical day, I make sure I train hard, but also train smart. I make sure I put the hours in working, but I also rest properly. I’m covering all bases for this fight but I’m making sure that my own strengths stay strong and I’m constantly improving my weaknesses.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started fighting in ‘09. I’ve always loved competing in sports and I’ve always loved the thrill of the fight.

What ranks and titles have you held?
I’ve been ranked high in Australian MMA and I hold the Super Fight Australia Welterweight belt. TUF Smashes welterweight winner

Do you have any heroes? None

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
For me to fight in the UFC is the biggest honor and privilege in my fighting career. It is a way to provide for my family whilst doing the sport that I love most. It also allows me to show the world my fighting ability.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as an apprentice electrician for Railcorp.

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
I have a black belt in Karate, a black belt in Hapkido, and a purple belt in BJJ

Favorite grappling technique: Ground and pound

Favorite striking technique: The one that lands
•    Pro since 2009

•    Five wins by submission, six by knockout

•    Four first round finishes

•    Holds 2011 submission win over TUF Smashes teammate Ben Alloway

•    Three wins by rear naked choke

•    Born in New Zealand but raised in Australia from a very early age

Career

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