Robert Whittaker has assign forth his prediction for Kamaru Usman’s UFC welterweight title matchup against Leon Edwards. In an edition of MMA Pros Prefer with James Lynch, Whittaker suggested that Usman is probably going to defeat Edwards in their upcoming fight.
Their first fight witnessed Usman positioned on a wrestling health facility and outpoint Edwards en route to a unanimous decision procure in December 2015. Relief then, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was as soon as regarded as a grappling specialist, whereas Edwards was as soon as essentially viewed as a striker. Each and every Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards hold developed into considerably effectively-rounded MMA competitors in the years since then.
Addressing the extremely-anticipated Usman-Edwards rematch, feeble UFC middleweight champion Robert Whitaker picked Usman to beat ‘Rocky’ again. Whittaker talked about:
“Potentially [Kamaru] Usman. He’s correct delicate. He appears to be like to be savor a truly laborious person to beat in the imply time. He appears to be like to be unstoppable.”
Survey Whittaker address the sphere at 0: 08 in the video beneath:
Earlier this year, Michael Bisping opined that Whittaker ought to attain to welterweight to offer Usman with a original pickle in the the Novel Zealand-born fighter’s feeble weight class.
In a Q&A session on his YouTube channel, Bisping noted that Whittaker has lost twice to reigning UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Bisping added:
“He [Whittaker] correct cannot beat Adesanya. Going back correct down to welterweight, yeah? Usman needs original meat. I hold Whittaker and Usman match up very effectively, and that can per chance perchance perchance sell massively. That might well well perchance be a huge fight.”
Kamaru Usman outlines his opinion to construct Leon Edwards stop at UFC 278
Evidently Whittaker will not be any longer going to attain to welterweight as he faces Marvin Vettori in a middleweight matchup at UFC Paris on September 3rd. Meanwhile, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is scheduled to defend his belt in a rematch against Leon Edwards at UFC 278 on August 20th.
Prior to their 2d showdown, Edwards acknowledged the enhancements Usman’s made in his placing. Nonetheless, ‘Rocky’ warned that Usman might well well perchance perchance be unwise to stand with him as he’s a far proper striker.
In an interview with MMA Junkie’s Danny Segura, Kamaru Usman fired back on the Brit. Indicating that he’ll gladly chorus from placing with Edwards, Usman warned that he’d moderately battle and beat up ‘Rocky’ on the mat. Vowing to construct Edwards stop, Usman talked about:
“Yeah, [Edwards] talked about that if I step in there with him, I gained’t be placing the methodology that I am now. So, I’ll oblige. I give it to you. I could no longer strike. I am coming in to battle. I’m going to consume him down. I’m going to beat on his face until he quits.”
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