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Robert Whittaker

Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker

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  • Name: Robert Whittaker
  • MMA Record: 19-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Reaper
  • Current Streak: 8 Wins
  • Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1990.12.20
  • Last Fight: July 08, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: PMA Super Martial Arts Centre
  • Height: 6'0" (182cm) | Reach: 73.5" (187cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $755,000 USD
  • Born: New Zealand
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Menai, New South Wales, Australia
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

Robert Whittaker Middleweight Ranking History

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Robert Whittaker MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Luke Rockhold UFC 221 2018.02.10
Reason: Whittaker Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Cu Yoel Romero
18-4-0 12-1-0

Us UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker
Main Event | Interim Title | Middleweight | 185

2017.07.08
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $400,000 ($350K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
UFC 213 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:28 Round 2 of 3, 8:28 Total

Br Ronaldo Souza
17-4-0 24-4-0

Us UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.04.15
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#41 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC on FOX 24 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:07 Round 1 of 5

Us Derek Brunson
16-4-0 16-3-0

Au UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs. Brunson
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.11.26
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 ($50K Fight/Night, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#27 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC Fight Night 101 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 101 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Rafael Natal
15-4-0 21-6-1

Us UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.04.23
Odds: -310 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jm Uriah Hall
14-4-0 12-5-0

Au UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.11.14
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Cancelled Bout Michael Bisping UFC 193 2015.11.14
Reason: Bisping Elbow Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:44 Round 1 of 3

Us Brad Tavares
13-4-0 13-3-0

Au UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.05.09
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
#39 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 65 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:43 Round 2 of 3, 7:43 Total

Us Clint Hester
12-4-0 11-3-0

Au UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
#41 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night 55 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Rhodes
11-4-0 6-2-0

Nz UFC Fight Night 43: Te Huna vs. Marquardt
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.06.28
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval | Walkout Music: Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:43 Round 1 of 3

Us Stephen Thompson
11-3-0 8-1-0

Us UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.02.22
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#36 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC 170 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Brian Melancon UFC UFN 33 2013.12.06
Reason: Melancon Kidney Problems
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Court McGee
11-2-0 15-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.28
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 3 of 3, 10:41 Total

Us Colton Smith
10-2-0 3-1-0

Us UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.05.25
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Brad Scott
9-2-0 8-1-0

Au UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 170 lbs

2012.12.14
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Jesse Juarez
9-1-0 17-8-0

Au CFC 21: Whittaker vs. Juarez
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2012.05.18
Weigh-In: 168.9 lbs (76.6 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Au Shaun Spooner

Au Superfight Australia

2012.03.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Au Ian Bone

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2011.12.09
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:01 Round 1 of 3

Kr Hoon Kim
7-0-0 8-8-1

Mo Legend FC 6
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.10.30
Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs (77.4 kgs) | Referee: Khomkrit Niimi
Win | Submission | Armlock

Au Corey Nelson

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2011.08.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Au Benny Alloway

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2011.06.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Au Nate Thomson

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2010.10.08
Win | Submission | Armlock

Au Jay Cobain

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2010.06.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Au Nick Ariel

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2010.03.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Au Richard Walsh

Au Cage Fighting Championship

2009.11.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Au Chris Tallowin

Au Xtreme Fighting Championships

2009.03.14

Robert Whittaker Wiki Update Wiki

Robert Whittaker is an Australian welterweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Hapkido and Karate. He trains out of PMA Super Martial Arts in Menai, New South Wales, Australia and Tristar in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has notable wins over Benny Alloway and Colton Smith. He was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes in the welterweight division as well as the winner of "Knockout of the Season". Of his eleven career wins, ten have been finishes with equal numbers of submissions and T/KOs.

Whittaker was born in New Zealand but moved with his family to Australia shortly afterward, and refers to himself as “Australian raised.” His father was a believer in the value of martial arts, and enrolled him in Karate at an early age. Whittaker spent several years studying this discipline before moving to Hapkido under Henrry Perez. A lifelong student of martial arts himself, Perez recognized the potential of MMA and incorporated MMA training into his academy in 2003, and Whittaker took to the sport immediately. He has quickly made his mark on the Australian MMA scene with an aggressive fighting style that sees him always looking for – and usually getting – a quick finish.


Robert began his professional career in 2009 with a first round TKO. In his first two years, he would compile a perfect 7-0 record with all of his wins coming by first round finish. On October 30, 2011, he lost his first fight when he traveled to CotaiMacau for Legend Fighting Championships 6. Whittaker fought Hoon Kim but lost via submission in the first round. He would bounce back with two more first round TKOs and was able to pick up the Super Fight Australia welterweight title. He would go out of the first round for the first time in his career when he took on Jesse Juarez at Care Fighting Championships 21, but would end up losing by decision.


In mid 2012, Whittaker was chosen to be on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes where Australia faced off against the United Kingdom. He would win his two fights, both by knock out in the first round. He would go on to face Brad Scott in the tournament finals and won by unanimous decision to become the the winner of the season. He was also awarded "Knockout of the Season".


Robert would make his regular UFC debut against TF winner when he was matched up against Colton Smith at UFC 160. He was the underdog mostly due to the wrestling abilities of Smith however, Whittaker was able to fend off the takedowns and eventually finish Smith in the third round by TKO. He would next be matched up against Court McGee at UFC Fight Night 27, but the larger McGee was able to control much of the fght which resulted in Whittaker losing a split decision. He fought fellow Karate black belt, Stephen Thompson , at UFC 170. Throughout the fight, it appeared that Thopmson was one step ahead and eventually, Whittaker was knocked down and finished with strikes in the first round. This was the first time that he had lost by TKO in his career. He will look to keep from losing 3 straight when he faces Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 43.


The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes

Episode 3 Whittaker def. Luke Newman by KO at 0:19 of Round 1

Episode 11 Whittaker def. Xavier Lucas by TKO (Strikes) at 1:17 of Round 1

*TUF: The Smashes Finale Whittaker def. Brad Scott by Unanimous Decision


*Fight was on the UFC on FX 6 card

Last updated 06.24.2014, 3:22 PM ET
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