This was Whittaker’s third straight win, all coming against elite competition.
Robert Whittaker is a -235 favorite over Kelvin Gastelum. Handicapper Lou Finocchiaro is banking on the fight to not go the distance, which is -105 at Circa sportsbook.
Former MMA champion Ben Askren will make his pro boxing debut against YouTube star Jake Paul in what figures to be the biggest boxing pay per view of the first half of 2021.
Robert Whittaker believes a win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on ESPN 22 on Saturday is the key to securing a championship rematch with Israel Adesanya.
Dana White says tickets will go on sale this week for the event will be headlined by Conor McGregor.
The middleweight contender set a division record for takedowns in a fight in the headliner of a card that also featured a dominant win by Mackenzie Dern.
The UFC will serve up beatdowns for breakfast on Saturday, when the prelims for the UFC on ABC 2 card start at 9 a.m. at the Apex in Las Vegas.
The talkative middleweight heard all the critiques of his constant chatter in a March loss after it was praised as entertaining during a winning streak.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship star Johnny Case was arrested on a domestic battery charge last week in Las Vegas after police said he pushed a female UFC fighter to the ground and kicked her.
The company that owns a majority of the UFC is planning an initial public offering and aiming to buy out the remaining shares of the mixed martial arts company.
Francis Ngannou left a remote village in Cameroon and spent time living homeless in Paris before settling in Las Vegas, where he won the UFC heavyweight title Saturday.
UFC president Dana White said he hopes to schedule UFC 264 with full attendance.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 260 on Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas, with picks from the Review-Journal’s Adam Hill and Heidi Fang:
Handicapper Lou Finocchiaro gives his plays for Saturday’s main card, including for the heavyweight title bout between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.