On October 5, 2019 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, two of MMA’s most electrifying fighters will battle it out for the UFC middleweight crown. Reigning UFC middleweight Robert “Bobby Knuckles” will take on reigning UFC interim middleweight champ Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya.

Both fighters have big followings “down under.” Whittaker was born in New Zealand and now fights out of Australia. Adesanya is Nigerian by birth, but moved to New Zealand when he was thirteen. He resides in Auckland, New Zealand so he won’t have too far to travel to get to Melbourne. This fight is generating enormous interest around the globe, and the betting odds keep shifting. At first Adesanya was the slight favorite, but now Whittaker appears to the favored by the slightest of margins. Which means this fight is basically a pick ‘em affair.

Heavy action on the fight has been taking place in the United States, where the fight will air live on PPV. The good news for American fans is that there is plenty of action to be on all the best USA online casino sites. But savvy fans may want to wait until the fight gets a little closer to see where the “smart money” goes.

For Australians fans, there are plenty of casinos online where they can lay down their bets. Because Whittaker makes his home in Australia, he’ll probably be the favorite there, but Adesanya definitely has his share of Australian fans as well. And this fight may just come down to a coin toss, because both men are supremely talented and tough. Whittaker is coming off back to back wins against legendary Yoel Romero, while the undefeated Adesanya has wins this year against all-time great Anderson Silva and the tough as nails Kevin Gastulem.

The big winner in this fight is going to be fans. No matter who you’re rooting for, you’re going to get your money’s worth. Stylistically, this is a matchup that guarantees fireworks. And the vibrations from the Thunder Down Under will be felt all around the world.

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