Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker turned in a dominant performance last night (Sat., Apr. 17, 2021) at UFC Vegas 24 live on ESPN/ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev., when the No. 1-ranked contender outclassed veteran fighter Kelvin Gastelum for a unanimous decision win.
Whittaker found his range early and landed a massive head kick that buckled Gastelum. The former champion kept busy with more kicks, combinations, and even some takedowns. Gastelum toughened it out and responded with some solid offense in the third round. However, Whittaker didn’t let him control the action for too long and started to bust him up even more.
The fourth and the fifth rounds were all Whittaker. Gastelum needed to land something of significance but “Bobby Knuckles” evaded with speed, countered with attacks from all levels and angles, and closed out one of the more complete performances of his UFC career.
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