How to watch Whittaker vs Gastelum live in Australia and UFC Fight Night start time
Two years in the making Australia's Robert Whittaker and American Kelvin Gastelum finally square off at UFC Fight Night.
Whittaker vs Gastelum has been a long time coming. Two years ago, Whittaker was forced to withdraw from his UFC middleweight title fight against Gastelum after suffering an abdominal hernia on the eve of the event in Melbourne. It robbed MMA fans of what promised to be a blockbuster.
Whittaker, 30, will finally get his chance after another sliding-doors moment. He was meant to face off against Paulo Costa, but the Brazilian recently pulled out due to severe illness and Gastelum stepped in.
Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum fight time Australia
The prelims start at 9am AEST on Sunday 18 April at the UFC APEX arena in Las Vegas. The main card will start at 12pm. Expect the main event to get underway around 2pm.
How to watch UFC Fight Night Whittaker vs Gastelum
UFC Fight Nights in Australia are broadcast on ESPN. The preliminary card and the main card are both on the American broadcaster. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports and Fetch TV are all options, along with UFC Fight Pass. For more information, check out our full UFC viewing guide.
Stream Whittaker vs Gastelum on Kayo Sports
If you are yet to test it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial. After that, Kayo starts from $25 a month for the Basic subscription, which gives you access to two screens or devices at once. A Premium subscription gives you a third device for $10 more.
Kayo also has a range of special features you won't find elsewhere. SplitView lets you watch four events on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and Kayo Minis are also options.
It is compatible with most devices, including Android and iOS devices, PC, Mac, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV, Chromecast and Samsung TV (2017 or later). All the details are in our Kayo Sports review.
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Watch Whittaker vs Gastelum via Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV operator's digital streaming service. You need to subscribe to the Essentials pack and the Sport pack, a total of $54 a month. Foxtel Now also has a 10-day free trial for first-time customers.
Stream Whittaker vs Gastelum with UFC Fight Pass
Another option to catch this grudge match is through the UFC's own streaming service, UFC Fight Pass. It costs $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass.
Fight Pass is compatible with smartphones and laptops, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung and LG smart TVs. You can see more info on UFC Fight Pass here.
UFC Whittaker vs Gastelum fight card
- Middleweight: Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum
- Lightweight: Jeremy Stephens vs Drakkar Klose
- Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs Chase Sherman
- Middleweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Jacob Malkoun
- Lightweight: Luis Pena vs Alex Munoz
- Featherweight: Ricardo Ramos vs Bill Algeo
- Women's flyweight: Tracy Cortez vs Justine Kish
- Heavyweight: Alexandr Romanov vs Juan Espino
- Women's strawweight: Jessica Penne vs Lupita Godinez
- Middleweight: Bartosz Fabinski vs Gerald Meerschaert
- Women's bantamweight: Zarah Fairn vs Josiane Nunes
- Bantamweight: Tony Gravely vs Anthony Birchak
*card is subject to change
Whittaker vs Gastelum fight preview
This is a crucial bout for both fighters. Each has lost to reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and would love a rematch. Whittaker holds a 23-5 record while Gastelum is 17-6. Whittaker is the number one contender in the middleweight division following his wins over Darren Till and Jared Cannonier last year.
Whittaker has been sparring with Aussie boxing star Tim Tszyu in preparation for this fight on Sunday. He is hungry for another crack at the UFC middleweight title after losing the belt to New Zealand's Adesanya in 2019. Whittaker also says it's the "happiest I've ever been" which is a good sign given his battle with mental health.
Gastelum's world title hopes could be crushed if he goes down as it would be his fourth loss from his past five fights. The 29-year-old American is now the eighth-ranked contender for the belt. He will be highly motivated, but we think the more consistent Whittaker has him covered in most departments. Whittaker to win by decision.
Keen to know about more upcoming UFC fights? Check out our full UFC schedule here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.
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