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UFC on ESPN 22 Betting: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Odds, Fight Picks and Previews

Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Saturday night UFC is all set to take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. An epic battle between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum will finally come through after a long wait. The fight was supposed to take place back in 2019, but the Middleweight contenders had more time to improvise on their fighting skills. Whitaker will enter the octagon and is looking forward to another title shot. Gastelum will enter this fight holding the eighth rank in the middleweight championship. Both fighters have been put to the test before, but this is going to be an ultimate game with all the picks and predictions available on the UFC betting websites.  

UFC on ESPN 22 Betting: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Betting Information

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC on ESPN 22 Betting: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Odds

Fighter ML
Robert Whittaker -265
Kelvin Gastelum +210
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Robert Whittaker

Known as “The Reaper” Whittaker has knocked out several opponents in the past with his powerful fists. The 30-year-old professional is holding an impressive fighting record of 22-5. Whittaker has a record of nine knockouts, five submissions, and eight decisions. Whittaker lost his middleweight title to Israel Adesanya, but he won against Jared Cannonier and Darren Till. The Australian-New Zealand mixed martial artist is known for his striking skills and is quick in getting past his opponents. Whittaker is weighing 186 pounds and is 5 “11” in height. He has a solid reach of 73.5 inches. Whittaker seems all prepared after training at the PMA Super Martial Arts.

Kelvin Gastelum

Making his UFC debut in April 2013, Kelvin Gastelum will enter this battle with a 16-6 record. Gastelum has six successful knockouts and six decisions out of 12 victories. On the other hand, he managed to succeed in four submissions. Gastelum has experienced a little struggle as he lost three battles. Yet, he was successful against Ian Heinisch in a unanimous decision back in February this year. The 29-year-old fighter is hailing from Arizona and is weighing 186 pounds. Gastelum is shorter than Whittaker at 5 “9” and his reach is just 71.5 inches. In their last five battles, Gastelum lost three and won just two.

Whittaker vs. Gastelum Betting Numbers

Whittaker Gastelum
Record 22-5-0 16-6-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Australia USA
Height 5’11” 5’9″
Weight 185 185
Reach 73 71
Win by KO/TKO 41% 38%
Submissions 23% 25%
Decisions 36% 38%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 4.52 3.64
Striking Accuracy 40% 43%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 3.44 2.92
Striking Defense 60% 59%
Takedown Average 0.43 1.22
Takedown Accuracy 27% 39%
Takedown Defense 84% 64%
Submission Average 0.00 0.10

Whittaker vs. Gastelum Summary

The ufc live betting predictions are slanting towards Robert Whittaker to win this game. Whittaker has more strikes per minute and his landing blows are powerful. Adding to his advantage will be the height and reach. Back Whittaker to last out and Gastelum struggled to keep pace in this awaited UFC battle.


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