‘Masterclass’: Fighters react to Robert Whittaker’s statement win over Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris


Robert Whittaker had his fellow fighters in awe on Saturday.

The former UFC middleweight champion put on a masterful three-round performance against Marvin Vettori in the UFC Paris co-main event, overcoming a slow start to soundly out-strike Vettori in the second and third rounds. Vettori, a tough opponent in the UFC middleweight division, survived countless punches and kicks on the head but Whittaker won the fight.

It was yet another outstanding performance for “The Reaper,” who bounced back from a title fight loss to rival Israel Adesanya. Where Whittaker goes from here is anyone’s guess, but for now he remains one of the two best fighters in the world at 185 pounds.

Welterweight veteran Matt Brown called the performance a “masterclass”, while Tom Aspinall, a heavyweight competitor, described Whittaker’s victory as “classy .”


There was also plenty of praise for Vettori’s toughness and you can see the best social media responses to the fight below.