Robert Whittaker Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Robert Whittaker

A professional mixed martial artist from Australia named Robert John Whittaker has roots in New Zealand.  “The Reaper” is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and he is now signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After earning the middleweight championship at UFC 213, Robert was elevated to the position of undisputed champion in 2017.

Robert Whittaker Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth                     $3 million
Full Name                     Robert John Whittaker
Birth Date                     20 December 1990
Age                                 31 Years
Birthplace                     Auckland, New Zealand
Profession                     Mixed Martial Artist
Wife                               Sofia
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Robert Whittaker Early Life

Whittaker was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on December 20, 1990, to Samoan and Maori, while his father is Australian and of European ancestry. His father enrolled him in a Goju-Ryu Karate school when he was seven years old to promote the growth of self-defense and discipline. After eight years of practice in the sport, he turned to learn Hapkido at a facility owned by Henry Perez. Whittaker started training for MMA fights by accident shortly after Perez converted his gym into an MMA gym. He was highly proficient even as a beginner and became quickly enamored with the game.

Robert Whittaker Early Career

Whittaker joined Australia’s Xtreme Fighting Championships in 2008 and made his professional debut on 14 March 2009 against Chris Tallowin, who was also making his debut. Whittaker resumed his professional career with Cage Fighting Championships, where he went 6-0 from 2009 to 2011, including a significant victory over Ben Alloway, a cast member from TUF.

Robert Whittaker Success

In the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes,” which included eight Australian and eight British participants, Perez nominated Whittaker in 2012. In December 2012, Whittaker became the first champion of “The Smashes” after defeating Brad Scott by unanimous decision. Whittaker officially joined the UFC in the welterweight division after winning the event. He initially had trouble, dropping two straight matches. Whittaker was on a winning streak and won nine consecutive fights after switching to middleweight. Among the most memorable contests was a victory over Brad Tavares in May 2015, which brought him his first “Performance of the Night” bonus.

Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero in a middleweight title fight in June 2017 and won by unanimous decision. He became the first fighter from Australia and New Zealand to hold a UFC belt. Whittaker defeated Kelvin Gastelum in April 2021 by unanimous decision, earning the title of Fight of the Night.

Robert Whittaker Wife

Whittaker and his wife, Sofia, became engaged in 2013 and got married in 2014. Since then, they have given birth to four kids: John, Jack, Jace, and Lilliana

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Robert Whittaker Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Robert Whittaker is $3 million as of 2022. Robert Whittaker is thought to have made $3,156,000 during his MMA fighting career, according to several sources. His highest payday came during the Yoel Romero match at UFC 225, for this battle, he received $660,000. Whittaker earned $385,000 for the fight against Cannonier, which included a $210,000 basic salary and a $260,000 fight win bonus.

Robert Whittaker Physical Stats

Weight77 kg
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack


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