Forecasting Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker | SiriusXM | Luke Thomas

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • At UFC 236, Israel Adesanys defeated Kelvin Gastelum to become the interim UFC middleweight champion. That victory sets up a title unification showdown with reigning champion Robert Whittaker. The Australian spoke out to ESPN about Adesanya's win and while much of it was the typical kind of banter between divisional rivals, he did make some claims about what he'll be able to do in his bout with Adesanya based on what he saw from Gastelum. Is he right? Yes, he is. Adesanya, however, will also make adjustments between now and then. Forecasting what the fight might hinge on or look like is a helpful exercise.

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  • Centurion Guards

    Centurion Guards

     a months ago

    I said before the fight and I'll keep saying it, if you can't hit your opponent you can't win. Adesanya is like Ali but with more weaponry and a fighter whos learning at an amazing rate. I can only see Jones or MVP giving Adesanya problems.

  • Top Dawg Tv

    Top Dawg Tv

     a months ago +2

    😂 😂 😂 Just going thru the comment section laughing after the fight

  • Dez Dezzydez

    Dez Dezzydez

     2 months ago +1

    Where are all the Ripper fan boys now? "He beat Yoel twice so he will kill Izzy". Now I hear crickets. 😂😂😂😂

  • Johnwaynelsd25


     2 months ago +1

    Who’s here after Bobby lost???



     2 months ago +2

    I am very happy to see this guy knows fight and his study are pretty on point.... After seeing Adesanya beating Whittaker

  • oliwo oluwaseun

    oliwo oluwaseun

     2 months ago +4

    Where is everyone that doubted adesanya 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Tony Jules

    Tony Jules

     2 months ago +6

    I'm here after Izzy's convincing win. This is hilarious....hearing Whitaker.

  • It's Stizzy //Chid

    It's Stizzy //Chid

     2 months ago +6

    A lot of comments here did not age well

  • Hasty David

    Hasty David

     2 months ago

    Need cut hair off your face very disgusting 😊

  • Theodore Long

    Theodore Long

     2 months ago

    What’d I say? Anyone that wants betting tips let me know. My accuracy is uncanny folks. Please read the Derrick Brunson comments peppered throughout YouTube for my adverts.

  • John O'Neill

    John O'Neill

     2 months ago

    It’s not fair to put a good white guy in
    with a black guy. Black almost always wins and white could get killed. Needs to
    be a White Division in between the Men’s and Woman’s divisions.

  • Prof M

    Prof M

     2 months ago +5

    I told you all Izzy would school him!

  • B_9_T_5_L


     2 months ago

    The day is here. Bobby Knuckles vs the style bender

  • Nexus_808


     2 months ago +1

    You've no idea how much I appreciate these breakdowns. Thanks very much mate!

  • tom nickerson

    tom nickerson

     2 months ago

    Adesanya has had an easy road to this title fight, Gastelum is too small for the division and Silva is well past his prime. Robert Whittaker has defended his title twice against Yoel Romero, which isn’t an easy road and Yoel Romero might be 42 but he isn’t past his prime.

  • sammy davis

    sammy davis

     2 months ago

    Check out Robs open workout the guy has gone to another level.

  • I am Mysteria

    I am Mysteria

     2 months ago

    hey listen to this i really believe the reaper is going to win but i see a lot of people thinking the reaper is going to win what if the style bender pulls off the upset it always happens and its disappointing asf i hope the reaper wins but keep that in mind

  • esot eric

    esot eric

     2 months ago

    Adesanya is a hype-train that will devalue himself after this fight.

  • Pinky


     2 months ago

    Who is this guy... why is he talking about mashed martial arts ...

  • Harman


     2 months ago +1

    I'm confident in Whitaker. I was offered -100 odds for him to win and I bet $1000 on that so lets GOOOOO