Robert Whittaker is favored against Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa on Saturday, September 3 in Paris, France. This event is one of 12 fights on ESPN+. Whittaker is 23-6 in his career, while Vettori is 18-5-1 in his career. There are a total of 12 fights, all on ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa. Let’s look at the bout between Whittaker and Vettori and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa takes place at Accor Arena in Paris, France on Saturday, September 3 with 12 fights, all on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa Betting
Robert Whittaker (23-6, 14-4 UFC)
Whittaker came into the UFC with a record of 9-2 and he has 14 wins and four losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has four wins and two losses. He defeated Yoel Romero by split decision, Darren Till by unanimous decision, Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision, and Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision; while losing to Israel Adesanya twice with once by KO and once by unanimous decision. Whittaker has been a pro since 2009 and he has nine wins by TKO/KO and five by submission. He has 11 first round finishes.
Whittaker said this to sportskeeda.com about his upcoming fight against Vettori, “I want to hit him as hard as I can. I've been working on hitting hard. I want to test his mettle, you know, I understand the top fighter he is. The grit, the tenacity he has and the type of fight that he wants, but yeah, I want to get in, I've got 15 minutes to put on a show, [to] put on a barn burner, and that's exactly what I want to do... It would be amazing to be the first one to finish him. These guys at the top level are very hard to finish, they're there for a reason, everyone's tough.”
Marvin Vettori (18-5-1, 8-3-1 UFC)
Vettori came into the UFC with a record of 10-2 and he has eight wins, three losses, and one draw in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has five wins and one loss. He defeated Andrew Sanchez by unanimous decision, Karl Roberson by rear-naked choke submission, Jack Hermansson by unanimous decision, Kevin Holland by unanimous decision, and Paulo Costa by unanimous decision; while losing to Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision. Vettori has been a pro since 2012 and he has two wins by TKO/KO and nine by submission. He has 11 first round finishes.
Strikes landed per minute: Whittaker 4.45 / Vettori 4.35
Striking Accuracy: Whittaker 42% / Vettori 45%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Whittaker 3.32 / Vettori 3.48
Defense: Whittaker 60% / Vettori 59%
Takedown average: Whittaker 0.81 / Vettori 2.04
Takedown Accuracy: Whittaker 35% / Vettori 45%
Takedowns defended: Whittaker 83% / Vettori 76%
Submission average: Whittaker 0.0 / Vettori 0.6
Whittaker is definitely an excellent middleweight fighter, but he just happens to be second-best behind Israel Adesanya. It would seem to be unlikely he gets a third chance against Adesanya, but you never know. Whittaker definitely can’t afford to take Vettori lightly in this contest. Vettori has shown he can beat good fighters and he has won five of his last six bouts. I know that Whittaker has said he would like to finish Vettori, but no one has pulled that off yet and I don’t know that Whittaker is the one to do it. Whittaker should win this fight, but I don’t know that I want to lay more than 2-1.The best option should be the rounds. This is just a three round fight and the price is high, but I think it should go over the 2.5 rounds. Whittaker has decent power, but Vettori is very tough and should be able to withstand the shots from Whittaker. If Whittaker can stay off the mat and out of submission danger this fight should go the distance, so I will take the rounds to go over the total.
|DATE ||FIGHTERS ||MONEY LINE |
|09/03 ||Tai Tuivasa ||+405 |
|Ciryl Gane ||-600 |
|09/03 ||Marvin Vettori ||+168 |
|Robert Whittaker ||-215 |
|09/03 ||Roman Kopylov ||-112 |
|Alessio Di Chirico ||-118 |
|09/03 ||John Makdessi ||+194 |
|Nasrat Haqparast ||-250 |
|09/03 ||Joaquin Buckley ||+197 |
|Nassourdine Imavov ||-255 |
|09/03 ||Dustin Stoltzfus ||+207 |
|Abusupiyan Magomedov ||-270 |
|09/03 ||Nathaniel Wood ||+110 |
|Charles Jourdain ||-140 |
|09/03 ||Fares Ziam ||+158 |
|Michal Figlak ||-200 |
|09/03 ||Gabriel Miranda ||+211 |
|Benoit Saint-Denis ||-275 |
|09/03 ||Cristian Quinonez ||+100 |
|Khalid Taha ||-130 |
|09/03 ||Ailin Perez ||+228 |
|Stephanie Egger ||-300 |
|09/03 ||Jarno Errens ||+168 |
|William Gomis ||-215 |
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