Known for his unorthodox striking skills, Robert John Whittaker originated from Sydney Australia with athletic roots origination from karate. He was born on December 20, 1990 and trained in the art of Karate for over eight years before switching to Hapkido under Henry Perez. Perez later on converted his gym into a MMA gym that got Whittaker hooked in mixed martial arts.
Whittaker is currently fighting at the middleweight division of the UFC and a professional MMA athlete and competitor since 2009. He currently ranks at the ninth spot of the UFC Middleweight rankings. His early beginning at the MMA was at the Australia Xtreme Fighting Championships where he fought against Chris Tallowin. He won via TKO at the first round of the fight. He later on started a career in cage fighting and remained undefeated from 2009 to 2011 with a significant win against Ben Alloway.
His debut in the UFC was against Bradley Scott where Whittaker won via unanimous decision back in 2012. His fighting records featured a mere 4 defeats, 1 at the FC, 1 at the CFC and two at the UFC. He was defeated by Court McGee at the UFC Fight Night 27 and by Stephen Thompson at the UFC 170 last 2014.
He currently won against Uriah Hall via unanimous decision during the epic fight against Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm at the UFC 193 last November 14, 2015. Whittaker is currently under the PMA Super Martial Arts Centre association and has a total of 19 fights with 15 wins and 4 losses.