UFC President Dana White has announced that the next contender for middleweight belt holder Israel Adesanya should be Robert Whittaker. If Whittaker, for one reason or another, cannot enter the battle, Marvin Vettori will become Adesanya’s rival.
“Robert Whittaker has looked incredible in recent fights, and I want to see him fight for the title again. Marvin Vettori does not doubt that he is worthy of fighting for the championship belt, but Whittaker should be the first. This is out of the question.
If Robert Whittaker fails to do so for some reason, Marvin Vettori will fight for the title. They both deserve a fight with Israel Adesanya,” White told Yahoo Sports.
Whittaker defeated Calvin Gastelum in the last fight, and Vettori defeated Kevin Holland.