Robert Whittaker vs Luke Rockhold is on for UFC 221 in Perth!

Robert Whittaker Just Became AUS’s 1st UFC World Champ In Bizarre Fashion

Robert Whittaker Just Became AUS’s 1st UFC World Champ In Bizarre Fashion

After losing the title back in 2016 to Bisping, 33 year-old Rockhold bounced back with a dominant display against fellow American Dave Branch at UFC Fight Night 116 this past September.

"My fight at UFC 217 was one of the greatest nights of my life", he said.

The question remains if St-Pierre will ever compete at 185 pounds again, as many believe that he only took the Bisping fight because he considered it to be an easy match-up.

The middleweight division will move forward without Georges St-Pierre at the helm. Ariel Helwani broke the news that former UFC and Strikeforce Middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold would be the next man to challenge for a UFC Middleweight title. GSP is battling ulcerative colitis anyway so prior to his recent interview it was expected that the Interim champion, Robert Whittaker would indeed defend his title before challenging for GSP's anyway.

"Of course, in terms of weight, if I want to go back to compete at 185, I will - obviously eating, like I did what I did, I learned from my mistakes, I don't think it's a good thing to do, force myself to eat to gain muscle mass". If St-Pierre decides to vacate his title, that fight could determine who the new champion of the division would be.

Rockhold will get the opportunity the reclaim the title he lost to Bisping by shocking first round knockout at UFC 199.

UFC 221, the first UFC event in Western Australia, takes place at the Perth Arena on February 11. In July, he parlayed his wins over Derek Brunson and "Jacare" Souza into a fight with Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight title and he won the gold with a unanimous decision victory.

The latest comments from GSP - who has revealed that he is now suffering from colitis, an inflammation of the colon which causes abdominal pain, cramps and diarrhoea - are likely to anger UFC president Dana White.

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