Brad Scott vs. Robert Whittaker: What Fans Should Look Forward to in This Fight
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Tomorrow night, UFC on FX 6 emanates from Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia and features TUF Smashes coaches George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson. But before both coaches square off, Robert Whittaker of Team Australia looks to earn himself six figures in a UFC contract, as well as a spot in the UFC welterweight division, as he faces Team UK fighter and Trojan Free Fighters prospect Brad Scott.
On the show, Scott found himself dispatching the likes of Xavier Lucas and Ben Alloway in fights that proved a stark contrast from the finishes Scott earn in his eight career wins, but nonetheless, Scott earned his way into the finals. Meanwhile, Whittaker knocked Luke Newman out in the first round, and when Lucas re-entered the mix on the show, Whittaker proceeded to earn a knockout victory over him as well.
Now that both men have made the finals, made weight and now prepare to debut inside the sport's premier proving ground, what should fans should expect?
Take a look at both fighters' track records for the answer to this question. Note that Scott's 8-1 record sports zero decisions, while Whittaker's only trip to the the scorecards came in his most recent outing, a CFC 21 tilt which saw Whittaker drop a unanimous decision. Simply put, neither of these men enjoy winning on the scorecards, so fans should expect them to combat each other in similar fashion.
Sure, Scott will look to drain Whittaker's tank in the clinch, but if he sees an opening to capitalize on a fatigued Whittaker, he will take the opening and look for a submission unless the opening provides a chance for Scott to land a shot on Whittaker. Just the same, the often-composed Whittaker will look to slow down Scott in his attempts to find a finish of his own.
Of course, with two finishers the likes of Whittaker and Scott, the questions surrounding this bout will not be whether the two will find the finish but, rather, when and how the finishes will come. Rest assured, however, that regardless of when or how the finish comes for the winner of this contest, the finish will come as we crown another international victor of The Ultimate Fighter.
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