UFC Fight Night: Melbourne is headlined by a pivotal clash of middleweight contenders, as hometown hero Robert Whittaker takes on Derek Brunson. This matchup of top-ten 185 lb. fighters will catapult the winner into talks of title contention.
Whittaker (16-4) is on a five-fight winning streak, and has looked like a serious challenger since moving up to the middleweight division. He last defeated Rafael Natal by unanimous decision at UFC 197.
Brunson (16-3) has been one of the most underrated fighters in the promotion for the past two years. Since losing a back-and-forth fight to current #1 contender Yoel Romero, Brunson has won five straight bouts. His last four victories have come via knockout or TKO, including Uriah Hall in September.
You can watch the official weigh-ins for UFC Melbourne here at 7:00 PM EST: