Robert Whittaker takes on Derek Brunson on November 27th in Melbourne, Australia. The card is headlined by Rockhold vs Jacare.
Whittaker is ranked #7, Brunson is ranked #8.
Brunson is fresh of a win over Uriah Hall. Whittaker has also beat Hall and defeated Rafael Natal in his last fight in April.
Both fighters are on a 5 fight win streak. Brunson beat Hall, Carneiro, Alvey, Herman, and Larkin in his last 5 fights.
Whittaker beat Natal, Hall, Tavares, Hester, and Rhodes in his last 5.
Before that he was fighting at welterweight but moved up after being TKO'd by Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson.
Whittaker was supposed to fight Michael Bisping last year at UFC 193, but Bisping pulled out due to an elbow injury and was replaced by Uriah Hall.
Tickets for the card in Melbourne go on Sale on Friday.
Eddie Alvarez was sent a bout agreement for UFC 205 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, he missed the deadline to sign the contract.
Alvarez has been sent a new bout agreement to fight Khabib Nu
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