Robert Whittaker has defeated Yoel Romero at UFC 225 in a controversial split decision. It looks like now the division has some clarity… But the next Whittaker’s title defense will depend on two men – Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum.
Chris Weidman is a former Middleweight champion and the only man who defeated Anderson Silva twice in a row, while Kelvin Gastelum has a great Middleweight potential for the No.1 contender.
Chris Weidman, who has currently declared himself the “most decorated guy in the division”, made the fans remember the fact that he has won Kelvin Gastelum via submission at UFC On Fox 29 last year. Weidman has already made a case for the next Middleweight title shot.
Gastelum is currently on a hot streak, with the first-round knockout over Michael Bisping and split decision victory over Brazilian submission specialist, Jacare Souza. He took some heavy offense to The All-American’s comments. Gastelum believes he has done enough to get the chance to fight for the belt against Robert Whittaker. He provoked Chris Weidman on his Twitter account.
-your argument for consideration for a title shot is based upon being the "most decorated", then Whittaker should fight the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center this Fall…
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) June 13, 2018
However, Weidman made him remember who won who at their last showdown.
😟Chrispy??? Now it’s personal…my argument is simple. I am ranked ahead of YOU and I finished YOU in my last fight. https://t.co/EaqAPvdINm
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) June 14, 2018
Currently, it is very hard to say who will get the next shot against The Reaper. Chris Weidman holds notable victories over Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, and many other superstars, but he has three losses in his last four fights. On the other hand, Gastelum has the score of 3-1, 1 NC since he returned to the division back in 2016.
Despite Chris Weidman won their last match, it currently looks like Kelvin Gastelum is in better shape. What do you think, who deserves the next title shot? Is it going to be a former champion or the new superstar thirsty for blood?