|Fight||Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya|
|Date & Time||Sunday October 6, 2019 6am (UK time)|
|Where||Marvel Stadium, Melbourne|
|Best Bet||Adesanya TKO at 21/10 with Paddy Power|
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Both have unblemished records over the last few years, but Whittaker has been out of the octagon for over a year, which is just about giving the edge to his opponent who has beaten both Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum this year.
The Nigerian is priced at 10/11 with Paddy Power, with Whittaker at 4/5 in a fight which really couldn’t be any more finely poised.
It’s a fight that could go either way with a KO/TKO priced at 21/10 for both fighters. Both fighters last two fights have been won by decision however, although 76% of Adesanya’s victories have come through knockout.
Both are serious punchers and submission seems completely off the cards in this one. It’s going to end in a bitter blow and it could come from either one of them.
3 Belts— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) October 1, 2019
2 Weight classes
If we had to, we’d just about side with Adesanya. A year is a long time to be out of the ring, and that little bit of rust could make all the difference.