- Adesanya defeated Whittaker in 2019 to become the reigning UFC middleweight champion. “The Last Stylebender” won via second-round knockout.
- Whittaker has since bounced back, going 2-0 in the last three months. He is currently the number one contender right below Adesanya at the UFC’s official rankings.
- According to White, the rematch between the two “makes the most sense” especially after Whittaker’s performance against Cannonier. If it does get finalized, the rematch likely takes place in 2021.