Whittaker avoids overconfidence and reveals expected scenario in confrontation against Chimaev

Australian assumes that he would like to quickly finish off his rival; fighters face each other on June 1 in Saudi Arabia

R. Whittaker faces K. Chimaev on June 1st, at UFC Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

Cast to star in the UFC Saudi Arabia, Robert whittaker avoid exaggerating your confidence before a duel against the dangerous Khamzat Shimaev. Aware that the confrontation could last 25 minutes, the veteran demonstrates that he is aware that the scenario generated by the combat could be pure war. The winner expects to become the next challenger for the middleweight title (up to 83,9kg).

“I don't want to say that, but I think the most likely outcome is a five-round war. But I don't want a five-round war. I would love to get in there and put him out in the first minute, but he's a tough guy and I think it's going to be a tough fight," Whittaker said in an interview with 'Submission Radio'.


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Underdog in bookmakers for duel scheduled on June 1st, Robert whittaker seeks to achieve a second consecutive victory in the organization, in order to have another chance at the title soon. In his last appearance, the Australian defeated Paulo borrachinha in the unanimous decision of the judges and excited the organization with a war fought with the Brazilian.

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Heading to the first event hosted in Saudi Arabia, the UFC chose Whittaker and Chimaev to headline the event. According to Dana White, the expectation is that the winner will be able to face the champion next. Undefeated in his career, Khamzat has not yet had the opportunity to fight for a belt so far.

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