Adesanya, Whitaker rematch in the works

Israel Adesanya. File photo/YouTube.

Dana White is hoping to kick-off 2022 with a bang, with plans in the works for a rematch between New Zealand's own Israel Adesanya and Robert Whitaker.

Due to the strict Covid-19 restrictions in both New Zealand and Australia, it’s been difficult for the highly anticipated rematch to come to fruition, but White is confident he’ll get the fight done in the beginning of next year, reports MMA Junkie.

While nothing has been officially finalised, White says they are doing everything in their power to make it happen.

Adesanya has a 21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC record, while Whitaker stats are 23-5 MMA, 14-3 UFC.

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