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Fighters Light Up Twitter for New UFC Champion Robert Whittaker

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Robert Whittaker took a unanimous five-round decision over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. With the win, he became the new interim UFC middleweight champion, earning a shot at the belt around Michael Bisping‘s waist.

Whittaker’s peers lit up Twitter after the Aussie secured his bout with the brash Brit.

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WHAT. A. FIGHT.#UFC213 pic.twitter.com/iB2taxSHST

— UFC (@ufc) July 9, 2017

Tell us how you really feel @Bisping ..#UFC213 pic.twitter.com/Z43TtHOR3T

— UFC (@ufc) July 9, 2017

Whittaker won this fight with injured leg in the first round, Congratulations champion #ufc2013 @ufc @robwhittakermma

— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) July 9, 2017

Beauty before age tonight. Great fight regardless. #UFC213 pic.twitter.com/Zs56D1Gawz

— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) July 9, 2017

@robwhittakermma is the new ufc interim [email protected]

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) July 9, 2017

This @YoelRomeroMMA vs @robwhittakermma is gnarly. Impressed @ufc

— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) July 9, 2017

I don’t think @UFC knows how big @bisping vs @robwhittakermma will be in Brisbane @UFC_AUSNZ I hear there’s a girl down under fo fight me?

— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 9, 2017

Bobby F****ing Knuckles!!!! What a beast! Won the last 3 rounds on one leg. What a fight!!! UFC213

— Sean O’Connell (@realOCsports) July 9, 2017

Shit was crazy. I guess Whittaker is the scariest man alive #ufc213

— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) July 9, 2017


— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) July 9, 2017


— sheldon westcott (@sheldonwestcott) July 9, 2017

Never underestimate this @robwhittakermma #AndNew #UFC213

— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) July 9, 2017

Bisping moving fast for an injured man!

Congratulations to the new interim @ufc champ, @robwhittakermma!!

— Ryan Hall (@ryanhall5050) July 9, 2017

#ANDNEW Interim MW Champion of the World… @RobWhittakerMMA!!!! #UFC213 pic.twitter.com/0aBO9DtqmW

— UFC (@ufc) July 9, 2017

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