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Wfk: who is Ikram aleskerov, the new victim of Robert Whittaker ‘boogeyman’ of wfk

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Wfk: who is Ikram aleskerov, the new victim of Robert Whittaker ‘boogeyman’ of wfk

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LOr that we lived this weekend is not DJ FU, Robert Whitaker (27-7) did it again. After accepting the fight that no one wanted against Khamzat shemaev (13-0) last Saturday, the Chechen ended up being out of the fight due to injury, which made Ikram aleskerov (15-2) came on as a substitute.

He not only accepted the fight with one week left against another of the biggest promises in the division , but I fired him in less than two minutes Show again why he is one of the The best middleweight in history. The Aussie was making tricks to catch the cracks in his batting, releasing the right that I let it touched To finish with a punch that ended the line From a fighter he was beaten only by chimaev himself.

Almost a track record

This victory does nothing but expand the legacy of the ‘Reaper’, who since the transition to middleweight in 2014 He lost only against Adesanya and Du Plessis. Whitaker debuted in the company at the welterweight, where he had a hesitant start with three wins and two losses. At that moment I decided to jump to the middleweight, where After six victories in a row he got his chance to get the title Against Yoel Romero, whom he defeated by decision to take the belt.

Then This belt will be lost by Konrad Adesanya, But after his victory over aleskerov, he had 14 wins and 3 losses in the ten years he was competing at this weight. Through his boss passed rivals of prestige Paulo Costa, jacquard Souza, Yoel Romero or Jared canonier, they all have the same fate.

Strickland, his next target

Indeed, most experts say that without Adesanya, Whitaker would have scored little in the company, and even more. The same thing happened to Robert Covington with Osman, or Anne Holloway with volkanovsky. However, his records show that his talent is enormous, and who knows if this victory will serve to re-enter the fight for the title.

Pitting me against whoever, wherever and however

Robert Whitaker, fighter and Jawbreaker

With shemaev’s illness, the fight between Du Plessis and Adesanya was closed before UFC 305 in August, His confrontation with Sean Strickland seems inevitable. Not so long ago, there was already talk about conducting this match, the winner of which will be the next one who gets the honorary opportunity, the terrain in which Whitaker feels like a fish in the water. For now, Whitaker was clear: “I will fight against anyone and wherever. I am the “bogeyman” of this division“, The sentence.

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