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UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs Gastelum 04/17/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC on ESPN 22 Whittaker vs Gastelum 04-17-2021 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs Gastelum 04/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is starting to gear up and give their fans another blockbuster fighter carn with UFC on ESPN 22. This event will be happening this Saturday, April 17 inside the closed doors of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMA loyalists have a chance to view the fights through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscriptions. The number one contender middleweight fighter Robert Whittaker will be entering the cage once again and on his way to another title shot. Kelvin Gastelum is now the eighth-ranked middleweight and could get up quickly in the standings by scoring a victory in this main event. It is forecasted in the latest UFC fight odds that Robert Whittaker will be the best bet to win in this match against Kelvin Gastelum.

UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs Gastelum 04/17/2021

When: Saturday, April 17, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 22: Whittaker vs Gastelum 04/17/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Robert Whittaker -260 Kelvin Gastelum +220

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Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker is a 30-year-old fighter and he came all the way from Sydney, New South Wales in Australia for this match. He stands at five-foot-eleven and has been training at the PMA Super Martial Arts. Whittaker carries two ring names and they are “The Reaper” and “Bobby Knuckles”. He is coming to his next fight with a professional fighting record of 22-5. Those wins are divided into nine knockouts, eight decisions, and five submissions. This fighter held the middleweight championship for 660 days and since losing the title to Israel Adesanya, he picked up two victories against Darren Till and Jared Cannonier. A win here will pace him to a rematch and reclaim the middleweight title. 

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum is a 29-year-old fighter and this natural middleweight lives in Yuma, Arizona in the USA. Standing at five-foot-nine, his MMA training is being supplied by the Kings MMA and will be representing them in this upcoming match. Gastelum now has a professional MMA record of 16-6 and 12 of those wins are divided into six knockouts and six decisions while also owning four submissions under his name. He made his UFC debut way back in April 2013. It has been a rough road for Gastelum heading to this match. After losing three consecutive fights, he managed to snap the bad streak with a unanimous decision victory over Ian Heinisch in UFC 258 just this February. 

Whittaker vs Gastelum Betting Numbers

Record 22-5-0 16-6-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Australia USA
Height 5’11” 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (in) 73 71
Win by KO/TKO 41% 38%
Win by Submission 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 Betting Picks

There has not been a fighter in the middleweight division that is close to getting to the level of Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya. The rematch is bound to happen and the popular online betting site has Whittaker taking this victory over Kelvin Gastelum.