UFC Fight Night 55 Clint Hester vs Robert Whittaker Prediction – This event takes place on November 8th, 2014 at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. UFN 55 features a main event fight between Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping.
My prediction for this fight is Clint Hester. This kid is a stud and has been racking up wins in the UFC. After The Ultimate Fighter wrapped, he has been on an undefeated run in the UFC. He hasn’t really fought anyone with a name yet, but he has won four straight. Not many people can have that kind of run in the UFC, regardless of the opponents.
Robert Whittaker won his season of TUF Smashes. Since winning the title, he has gone 2-2 in the UFC leading into this fight. Whittaker has faced the stiffer competition in my opinion, but didn’t come out on top, in most of those fights. Court McGee was able to score a win in a hard fought decision and “Wonderboy”Thompson Ko’ed Whittaker in the first round. Since those lossess, Whittaker has picked up a win and looks to be back on track.
This fight does favor Whittaker, taking place in Australia. Whittaker has a ton of heart, so Hester will literally need to knock him out to stop him. Hester is a freak athlete, so it will be tough for Whittaker to match his athleticism. If Whittaker can make the fight ugly, grind on Hester and impose his game plan, he has a chance. My gut tells me that Hester will be able to avoid Whittaker’s offense, out strike him and control where the fight takes place. It might not be an impressive win on Hester’s part, but I think he should be able to get the job done.
What do you think about this Clint Hester vs Robert Whittaker prediction?