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UFC Fight Night 27: Court McGee Vs. Robert Whittaker

Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker

We have two former Ultimate Fighter winners squaring off in the welterweight division, as Court McGee (15-3) takes on Robert Whittaker (11-2). McGee snapped a two-fight losing streak with a decision win over Josh Neer this past February. Whittaker has won both of his UFC bouts. Herb Dean is the referee.

Round 1: Whittaker is just a huge welterweight, especially compared to McGee. McGee tries to take this to the ground and gets dropped by a Whittaker left. “The Crusher” is keeping him at bay with kicks, but not enough of them to save his face right now. Whittaker gets a little loose and McGee scores a takedown, but can’t keep him down. Big cut on the left side of McGee’s head, maybe from a short elbow.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Whittaker

Round 2: McGee comes out crushing this round, hammering away and landing on Whittaker. McGee has him wobbled, but he recovers and they square back off. Whittaker knows what kind of power McGee has now. To the body The Crusher goes with lefts and rights, following up with a takedown. He takes the back, but again, can’t keep Whittaker there.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Round 3: Whittaker with a nice combo to start the round, looking more active, despite a nice shiner developing around his left eye. McGee connects with a spinning back kick to the abdomen, and catches him with a straight jab flush to the chin. McGee now seems unconcerned with the power of Whittaker, walking through his punches to land two, three of his own at a time. A nice flurry to finish, including a glancing head kick by McGee as the bell sounds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Court McGee def. Robert Whittaker via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)