On Saturday, November 26th (Sunday, November 27th in Australia), UFC contender Robert Whittaker will be putting his undefeated middleweight record on the line against Derek Brunson, who has lost just once in his UFC career. It’s the first time that either man has headlined a UFC show, and it promises to be a very good contest between two rising stars in the division.
Today’s free fight video looks at Whittaker’s 2nd fight at 185, a co-main event bout vs. Brad Tavares at UFC Adelaide. I’m sure you have 44 seconds of free time available to watch Whittaker wipe out Tavares with left hooks. It was a spectacular performance, and you can see it at the top of the page.
Here’s Tim Burke’s play-by-play of the entire fight:
Round 1 - Tavares with a leg kick. Whittaker nailed Tavares with a left hook and he's down! Another one and he's down again! And a third puts him out! That is a scary man at 185 pounds.
Robert Whittaker defeats Brad Tavares by knockout (lethal left hooks) :44 of round one
And here’s the Bloody Elbow community’s reaction to the KO:
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson airs live on Fox Sports 1, with the main card broadcast kicking off at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.