Pros react after Robert Whittaker KO’s Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Saudi Arabia

By Chris Taylor - June 22, 2024

Today’s UFC Saudi Arabia event was headlined by a middleweight bout featuring Robert Whittaker taking on Ikram Aliskerov.

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Whittaker (27-7 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since scoring a unanimous decision win over Paulo Costa this past February at UFC 298. The victory was of course preceded by a TKO loss to reigning middleweight champion Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290.

Meanwhile, Ikram Aliskerov (15-2 MMA) entered the contest having gone a perfect 2-0 since joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Russian standout had scored stoppage victories over Phil Hawes and Warley Alvez in his first two Octagon appearances in 2023.

Tonight’s UFC Saudi Arabia main event proved to be a one-sided affair. Robert Whittaker was able to hurt Ikram Aliskerov early and never took his foot off the gas. After landing a hard kick, ‘The Reaper’ connected with a beautiful uppercut that sat the Russian down. A few follow up shots was all the referee needed to see to step in and wave off the bout.

Official UFC Saudi Arabia Results: Robert Whittaker def. Ikram Aliskerov via KO in Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Whittaker vs. Aliskerov’ below:

Who would you like to see Robert Whittaker fight next following his knockout victory over Ikram Aliskerov this evening in Riyadh?