Someone’s five-fight winning streak had to go Saturday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, in UFC Fight Night’s main event. Thanks to a barrage of punches and one memorable kick by Robert Whittaker, it was Derek Brunson’s, as Sydney’s Whittaker scored the biggest win of his career via first round TKO and sent a message to his middleweight peers that he has arrived.
“I’m ready for those top five contenders,” Whittaker said. “I’m ready for my shot.”
It would be hard to argue with the 25-year-old, who packed plenty of punch into less than five minutes of fight time.
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