Reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and tough division contender Kelvin Gastelum are currently set to throw down for the title after the two fighters finish coaching the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. Now former title holder Chris Weidman has come forward with his thoughts on the match up.
Speaking to MMA Weekly, Chris Weidman offered his prediction for the match up.
“I actually think Kelvin wins that fight. I think he’s kind of a bad matchup for Whittaker. Whittaker’s more of a striker, I don’t see him as extremely dangerous on the feet but he’s extremely tough, durable and he’s got good striking. But Gastelum has the chance to put you out with his hands and he also has the wrestling, at least offensive wrestling, that Whittaker doesn’t really have. I like Gastelum in that fight.”
“I’m probably fighting Gastelum. That’s what I see happening. It’s probably a real reality.”