Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker is a famous Australian mixed martial artist who became the UFC middleweight champion in 2017. Born on December 20, 1990 in Auckland, New Zealand, Whittaker is of Maori and Australian Aboriginal ancestry. He is known for his exceptional fighting skills and his determination to achieve his goals in the world of MMA. Whittaker began practicing mixed martial arts as a teenager and quickly distinguished himself as one of the top talents in his weight division. He debuted in the UFC in 2012 in the middleweight category and quickly demonstrated his winning ability. In 2014, Whittaker began an impressive winning streak, which he continued until he got the opportunity to fight for the middleweight title. In 2017, Whittaker faced then-reigning champion, Yoel Romero, for the UFC middleweight title. After an extremely tough fight, Whittaker emerged victorious and became the UFC's first middleweight champion of New Zealand origin. He is now recognized as one of the best fighters in his weight class and continues to successfully defend his title.