The Champion Whittaker defends his title against #1 contender Romero.

On Saturday the UFC Middleweight Champion Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker will defend his title against #1 contender Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero. Whittaker is a 27 year old fighter from Middlemore New Zealand who fights out of Sydney Australia. His record is 20-4-0 since he became pro in 2009 and 6 of his finishes were in the first round. Currently he is on an 8 fight win streak with his last loss in February of 20147 against Stephen Thompson. This is the 2nd time these fighters will face each other. The last time they went head to head was in July of 2017 where the fight ended in a 5th round decision in Whittaker’s favor. Defensively he is capable of deflecting 63% of all blows and 87% of all attempts to grapple him.

The #1 contender Yoel Romero is a 41 year old fighter from Sydney Australia who fights out of Coconut Creek, FL. He comes into the fight with a record of 13-2-0 since his career began in 2009 and claims 4 first round KO’s. Romero also has 11 wins by KO and has won 9 of his last 10 fights. His last loss was in July of 2017 against Whittaker and his most recent win was against Luke Rockhold in February of 2018. Defensivly Romero is blocking 64% of all blows and 78% of all takedown attempts.

What is the line on the fight?

The early line on the fight favors Robert Whittaker -235 with the challenger Yoel Romero +183. The betting consensus shows that 55% of the betting action is being placed on Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero +183.

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