Robert Whittaker Biography

( 1990 - )
September 10, 2018
First published on:September 10, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Robert Whittaker

Date of Birth: 1990, December 20
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 6 Feet

Robert John Whittaker or famously known as Robert Whittaker is a professional Australian Mixed Martial Arts fighter who is currently competing for American renowned MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship in their middleweight class.

 

He is currently the middleweight champion and was a professional since 2009 and was ranked  10 in the official UFC world rankings.

Robert Whittaker Early Career

Robert Whittaker was born on 20 December 1990 in Auckland, New Zealand. While nothing is known about his parents, sibling and his education details.

However, it is known that his father encourages both him and his brother to take up karate in  Goju Ryu Karate School.

Later he went to train and practice several forms of martial arts from different tutors and institute.

Robert Whittaker Career

He began his professional MMA career in 2009. Whittaker signed with Australia’s Xtreme Fighting Championship and his professional MMA debut against Chris Tallinn on 14 March 2009.

Whittaker later went to compete for the Ultimate Fighter and after several impressive performances, he signed with famous American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championships in 2012.

He made his UFC debut against Brad Scott for the welterweight title of the Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes on 15 December 2012.

In 15 April 2017, Whittaker won against Ronaldo Souza via TKO (head kick and punches) in a ufc co-main event at Fox: Johnson vs. Reis. 

After a couple of impressive victories, he later moved to middleweight class and fought for the interim middleweight title against Yoel Romero during the event UFC 213 that took place on 8 July 2017.

He won the match and the tile via a unanimous decision. As of 2018, the UFC announced that his next title defense will be against Kelvin Gastelum which will take place at  Ultimate Fighter 28.

Robert Whittaker Personal Life

The Newzealander MMA star athlete, Robert Whittaker stands at a height of  6 feet inches tall and weighs around 84 kg.

He has the good reach of 73 inches which he uses to his maximum use during his matches against opponents.

Talking about his personal life, he is a happily married man. He is married to his wife, Sofia. The couple is blessed with three children, John, Lilliana, and Jack.

The couple, as well as family of Robert Whittaker, is currently enjoying a happy and blissful family life with no signs of discomfort and separation.

Furthermore, he has not been linked with any sort of rumors, controversy, and affairs as he seems to be professional MMA  athlete who seems to be more focused on developing his MMA career rather being involved in any nuisance which could hamper his career.

Robert Whittaker Net Worth

He has earned a massive amount of wealth from his highly successful career as an MMA athlete. Even though there is no exact amount of total earning that he has generated through his career.

Similarly, there are no official details concerning his net worth but looking and examining his professional career, his total net worth could be around $1 million.


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