Court McGee to Face Robert Whittaker at UFC on Fox Sports 1: 2

Joe ChaconContributor IIIJune 6, 2013

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03:  Court McGee of the USA bleeds from his ear during the UFC On FX light middleweight bout between Court McGee and Constantinos Philippou at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Former winners of The Ultimate Fighter will come together in Indiana on August 28 when Court McGee (Season 11) takes on Robert Whittaker (TUF: The Smashes) as part of the UFC on Fox Sports 1: 2 card.

The bout was announced on the UFC's official Twitter feed.

McGee rebounded from a two-fight skid at UFC 157 with a convincing unanimous decision victory over Josh Neer. The fight marked McGee's welterweight debut and he couldn't have looked better. The upcoming fight with Whittaker will mark the seventh UFC fight for the 28-year-old.

Whittaker will be making his third appearance inside the Octagon and has been successful in his first two fights for the organization.

The Aussie is an explosive fighter who has finished 10 of his 11 wins. He's very well-rounded and can end a fight quickly on the ground or standing up.

McGee has a ton of heart and is best-known for grinding out wins with effective striking and timely takedowns. In all fairness, he should have a 5-1 record with the UFC, but was robbed of a win in 2012 at UFC 149.

His inspirational journey of coming from the absolute rock bottom of a drug addiction to where he is today is enough to make a fan out of anybody. Take the strength he portrays in that daily struggle and combine that with the grit he shows in the Octagon and you can bet you'll see a great fight whenever McGee steps into the cage.

The matchup makes for a very interesting fight and one that figures to be one of the most exciting on the UFC on Fox Sports 1: 2 card.

Other notable fights for the night include Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann, Sara McMann vs. Sarah Kaufman and Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos.


Joe Chacon is a contributor to Bleacher Report and can be followed on Twitter @JoeChacon.