R. Whittaker vs K. Gastelum - 10/02/2019 Preview

R. Whittaker vs K. Gastelum one more great match of Middleweight championship of the world at UFC 234 taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Both talented fighters will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

Melbourne, Australia

Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum is the main event of UFC 234 which take place in Melbourne, Australia. Hometown boy Robert “The Reaper” Whitaker (20-4) will defend his 185 pounds (middleweight) title against Kelvin Gastelum (15-3). Whittaker is on 9 fight winning streak, so it will be extremely hard for Gastelum to steal the throne from “The Reaper”. We think that this bout will be exciting to watch because both fighters are immensely skilled.

Kelvin Gastelum

Kevin Gastelum is on the two-fight winning streak. Winning against former UFC middleweight champion of the world Michael Bisping by knocking him out cold in the first round. Moreover, he won by decision over another top contender in Jacare Souza showed the world that Kelvin Gastelum is the real deal.
Gastelum is a very confident man, he believes that he will knockout Whittaker in the first round. “I’m predicting a first-round knockout,” Gastelum told reporters at a media luncheon promoting his title fight at UFC 234. And we believe that he could deliver this because American has real knockout power in his hands.
Kelvin is not very a technical fighter. That’s not to say he’s technically poor, but he tends to stick to the basics. There is nothing wrong with that because of his speed, fast combinations, timing, durability, and wrestling skills are amazing.
In the past, Gastelum had some issues with cutting weight so we hope he will make weight this time and will be 100% ready for the fight at UFC 234.

Robert Whittaker

The reigning defending undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world Robert Whittaker is a unique fighter and yet he doesn’t get the respect that he deserves. In his homecoming, Whittaker has an opportunity to show why he’s one of the best in the world.
He is on the 9 fight winning streak which is really impressive because he’s fought a lot of strong fighters and finished them in spectacular ways. We believe that now “The Reaper” is the best middleweight in the world and he is a champion for a reason.
Whittaker is very fast and powerful. He is an active striker, he lands 4.95 significant strikes per minute. Robert is the aggressor and lands brilliant combinations. Whittaker has exceptional balance and his takedown defense is early, it will be very hard for Kelvin Gastelum to takedown Oceanian.

H2H

These fighters never met each other in the octagon.