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Robert Whittaker and workforce request title rematch with Israel Adesanya after Paulo Costa battle falls aside | BJPenn.com
March 16, 2021
Workforce Robert Whittaker has requested a title rematch with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after the Paulo Costa battle fell aside.
Whittaker was set to battle Costa in the principle occasion of a UFC Battle Evening card on April 17, with the winner of that battle seemingly set to battle Adesanya for the belt. Nevertheless, Costa was compelled to tug out of the battle attributable to sickness, which leaves Whittaker with out an opponent. But when the Aussie’s workforce has their means, then they’ll be subsequent for Adesanya both means.
In line with Sporting Information, Workforce Whittaker has requested a rematch with Adesanya. With Adesanya lately shedding to UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in a failed bid at shifting up in weight and profitable a second UFC title, he’s set to return again right down to 185lbs and defend his belt once more. A rematch with Whittaker, who Adesanya initially defeated to win the title again at UFC 243 in October 2019, makes lots of sense.
Since shedding to Adesanya, Whittaker has bounced again with wins over Jared Cannonier and Darren Until to safe his spot because the No. 1 contender at 185lbs. The winner of the battle with Costa was broadly anticipated to earn the rematch, however now that Costa is out of the battle, that gained’t occur. Both the UFC offers Whittaker the title shot, or they ebook him in opposition to another person within the top-10, although there aren’t many fighters obtainable in the meanwhile.
The opposite fighters that might be in line to battle for the belt are Marvin Vettori and the aforementioned Until, who meet on April 10 in a UFC Battle Evening card. With that battle being lower than a month away, it’s potential the UFC might wait to see what occurs in that matchup earlier than committing to the rematch between Adesanya and Whittaker.
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