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.-- MERCH: https://teespring.com/stores/luke-tho...-- RADIO: The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM Fight Nation, channel 93.*SiriusXM Free Trial: http://www.siriusxm.com/sxm-tryfree-- CONTACT INFO:*Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lthomasnews*Instagram: http://www.instagram/lukethomasnews*Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lukethomasnews*Email: lukethomasnews at gmail dot com*SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thelukethomas*Podcast: http://www.itunes.com/promotionalmalp...
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  • A N

    A N

     4 months ago +675

    Whoever has survived yoel Romero twice I'm not going to bet against that guy

  • Duncan MacDonald

    Duncan MacDonald

     4 months ago +217

    I've been doubting Whittaker in almost every fight hes in. It just always feels like hes a little overmatched in one aspect or another and every time he proves me wrong. Im done doubting him. Bobby Knuckles is the truth.

  • Runyon

    Runyon

     4 months ago +321

    Let Israel fight Yoel 2x, 5 rounds, and see how many injuries he leaves with

  • Fony Terguson

    Fony Terguson

     4 months ago +241

    Whittaker is on another level.

  • Pompous Psycho

    Pompous Psycho

     4 months ago +259

    Luke "AK-47" Thomas is spraying the block with great content.

  • Hi T1000

    Hi T1000

     4 months ago +172

    Izzy's going to be that guy that keeps winning and once he loses, fickle mma fans are going to come outta nowhere like, "I knew he would get exposed!".

  • KpFlux

    KpFlux

     4 months ago +180

    Whittaker survived 10 rounds against Romero. People are forgetting how good the champ is

  • misty bonnie

    misty bonnie

     4 months ago +67

    If kelvin can land a head kick, guess who else can.

  • TheChilator

    TheChilator

     4 months ago +75

    Styles make fights
    Izzy isn’t Yoel
    Robert isn’t Gastelim
    Rob and Izzy will have a good game plan for the night
    We’ll see on the night

  • philou425

    philou425

     4 months ago +173

    My gut is telling me Adesanya is going to sleep!

  • Wildfire

    Wildfire

     4 months ago +110

    I think Whittaker KO's him tbh.

  • NotoriousVC

    NotoriousVC

     4 months ago +99

    It feels like Stylebender wasn't even in the UFC the last time Bobby Knuckles fought.

  • reactor4

    reactor4

     4 months ago +19

    You know who does not get enough credit? Rafael Cordeiro, who is Gastelum coach and undoubtedly put together the fight plan for Gastelum against Adesanys.

  • MyAlan999

    MyAlan999

     3 months ago +12

    Luke is hanging off Israel's ball's , just becuase he's on Luke's show every week

  • keith oneal

    keith oneal

     yesterday +1

    Israel is going to pull a Floyd mayweather

  • James Mckendry

    James Mckendry

     4 months ago +61

    BOBBY KNUCKLES IS GONNA BEAT STYLEBENDER..

  • Nico Kent

    Nico Kent

     4 months ago +15

    Isn’t Whittaker younger than adesanya? Izzy is not a kid

  • Pablo Juan

    Pablo Juan

     22 hours ago

    I dont see Whittaker winning on the outside hell get picked apart

  • Rayray jones

    Rayray jones

     4 months ago +20

    Every1 saying izzy hasnt fought any top level wrestlers. Guess what, all those wrestlers have lost before! There not some unbeatable class of fighter. Those fighters havent faced a israel adeysanya before, and when they finally meet him, its them that gets exposed

  • Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah

     4 months ago +11

    My money's on Mr Knuckles!