Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Daily Debate Results: Is Kelvin Gastelum The Best Option For UFC Champ Robert Whittaker?

With regards to UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, just a single name appears to bode well for his next adversary.

All things considered, as indicated by MMAjunkie perusers and MMAjunkie Radio audience members who voted in our most recent Daily Debate survey, in any case.

In this past Saturday's UFC 225 pay-per-see main event, Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) scored a split-choice triumph over Yoel Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) in a non-title session (Romero missed weight) at Chicago's United Center.

A broken hand will probably keep Whittaker out of activity until late 2018 at the most punctual, yet once the 27-year-old New Zealand-conceived Australian does come back to the pen, who ought to be his next rival?

Minutes before Whittaker rose triumphant on Saturday, top contender Kelvin Gastelum (15-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) met with the media and contended his case for why he merits the following shot. What's more, in view of the survey comes about, battle fans concur (by means of Twitter):

"I haven't been told I'm next in line, yet I mean, who else would be in line?" Gastelum, who got 63 percent of the vote, contemplated. "That is to say, (Chris Weidman) – perhaps?"

Ok, indeed, Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC). He's the torque in this entire thing. The previous champion, who got 21 percent of the vote, is only 1-3 in his previous four battles. Be that as it may, the triumph – which came in his latest session – was a third-round accommodation prevail upon Gastelum in July 2017.

Concerning different alternatives, a third battle with Romero is a probability. Be that as it may, Romero, who got 11 percent of the vote, is currently 0-2 against Whittaker, and he missed weight for the two battles.

Look at the video above as MMAjunkie Radio hosts "Perfect" George Garcia and Dan Tom talk about Whittaker's alternatives – and how Weidman could in any case bump himself into the space for the following title shot.

Also, for additional on UFC 225, look at the UFC Events segment of the site.

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