Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Saturday February 9, 2019, 11:45 PM (EST)
Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia
Odds:  Whittaker -254 / Gastelum +227

Robert Whittaker comes into this fight by winning 48% of his fight by knockout and has a 21-4 professional record. His last loss was in 2014 when he faced Stephen Thompson. Whittaker lands 70% if his strikes to the head and is a powerful fighter.

Andrew Gastelum comes in with a 15-3 record and has won 40% of his fights by knockout. He has won four of his previous five fights and won his last fight over Ronaldo Souza in May. He averages 3.86 trikes per minute and is accurate 43% of the time. He won five of his last six fights via the knockout. He is relentless is his striking attack.

This has the earmarks of a great fight and a case could be made for either to win. With that said, #hittaker is the champ and enters with a two-inch reach advantage.

Our Pick: Whittaker wins in his native country


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