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Robert Whittaker Ready to Settle War of Words with Israel Adesanya at UFC 243

Robert Whittaker Ready to Settle War of Words with Israel Adesanya at UFC 243

He told listeners on a recent UFC conference call that the 185-pound title-holder’s style is one he’ll “pick apart easily,” and he wasn’t at all hesitant to revel in the perceived bad blood between himself and No.

Come fight day, that’s generally all I’m thinking about.

Gastelum, who stands 5-foot-9 with a 71½-inch reach, landed double-digit strikes in all five rounds and finished with a 41 percent overall connect rate—including nearly 70 shots to Adesanya’s head.

Whittaker, in 25 fights, has landed 40 percent of his strike attempts while evading 61 percent.

Odds-makers at Caesar's Casino consider it a close contest for betting purposes, labeling Whittaker a minus-105 pick while Adesanya is a minus-125 proposition.

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