Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC 243 Betting Tips
Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker (20-4-0) puts his UFC Middleweight title on the line against and the unbeaten interim champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya (17-0-0) battle at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday evening.
The 28 year-old Whittaker is perhaps something of an underrated and under-appreciated champion. His last fight saw him defeat the Cuban Yoel Romero on a Split Decision in a seriously tough test back in June of last year.
He has since been sidelined for a lengthy period, largely as a result of a fight against Kelvin Gastelum in February this year being cancelled after he was taken ill just hours before it was scheduled to start. As a consequence, Whittaker had to undergo emergency dual surgery for an abdominal hernia and a twisted/collapsed bowel.
In stark contrast, this will be the seventh fight since February 2018 for the 30 year-old New Zealand-based Nigerian. Adesanya last fought in April of this year, when he won by Unanimous Decision against the aforementioned Gastelum.
Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya Betting Lines & Tips
This has the look of being an extremely competitive fight and it’s not an easy one for UFC243 betting tips, with there being nothing between the two fighters when it comes to the betting lines going into this fight. At present, the line on Robert Whittaker is at -110 (1.91) with bet365, with Israel Adesanya also at -110 (1.91) with Betway Sports.
“The Last Stylebender” does have a definite advantage in terms of height (4 inches) and reach (6 1/2 inches) over Whittaker, but that was also true of his last bout against Gastelum. The American was able to close the distance between himself and Adesanya until he tired later in the fight.
That’s unlikely to be the case with “The Reaper”, who not only has a greater overall skill set than Gastelum, but whose cardio and athleticism should ensure that he can also go the full distance if required. On that basis, so we’ll take the champion as the tip to win this fight.
UFC 243 Betting Tips: Fight Result – Robert Whittaker @ -110 (1.91) with bet365