Robert Whittaker will go down as arguably one of the greatest middleweight fighters of all time. The former middleweight champion has time and again proved why he is one of the best right now, and with notable wins over the likes of Yoel Romero, Ronaldo Souza, Darren Till, and Jared Cannonier, the Reaper has already cemented his position in the middleweight division. Moreover, he is all set to challenge Israel Adesanya for the middleweight title at UFC 271.
Needless to say, Whittaker is a very likable person. The former middleweight champion never has anything bad to say about anybody, and never indulges in trash-talking before the fight. Be that as it may, solely on the basis of his performances inside the Octagon, Whittaker has gained a huge fan following.
Here’s everything you need to know about Robert Whittaker and his wife Amy Whittaker. He lives in Australia and needless to say, if not for the constant support of his family, especially his wife, Sofia Whittaker, the Australian wouldn’t be where he is right now.
Who is Sofia Whittaker – Robert Whittaker’s Wife
Sofia Whittaker hails from Sydney in Australia. She went to John Bosco College and later did her bachelor’s in Exercise and Health Science. It was due to her background in sport, that she also worked in various gyms during her college career.
While the details of how Sofia met Robert Whittaker are not known, it is speculated that the couple has been dating since 2011. The couple got engaged in the year 2013 and tied the knots in 2014. While Sofia has done odd jobs in the past, which also includes the position of Assistant Store Manager, Mrs. Whittaker currently helps her husband Robert Whittaker in his fights and takes care of the family.
Sofia Whittaker and Robert Whittaker have a clothing brand together called the Reaper Gear RW. Whittaker is fondly referred to as the Reaper, while Sofia has also saved her name as Mrs. Reaper on her social media account on Instagram.
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Robert Whittaker’s kids
The couple is blessed with 4 children. Robert Whittaker and Sofia Whittaker have three sons and a daughter called John, Jack, Jace, and Lilliana respectively.
Robert Whittaker is a family man, and the fans get to see a completely jovial side of Whittaker with his kids. The former middleweight champion often shares his family photos on his social media platform, and never shies away from expressing his love to his wife Sofia Whittaker.
The journey of Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker made his MMA debut in the year 2008. He has spent more than a decade in the sport, and is just 31 years old. Needless to say, at a relatively younger age of 31, the Reaper has achieved a lot inside the Octagon.
Robert Whittaker became the interim middleweight champion of the world after beating Yoel Romero at UFC 213. However, after Georges St-Pierre vacated the title belt after beating Michael Bisping, Whittaker was promoted to undisputed champion of the middleweight division.
However, he then lost the title against Israel Adesanya at UFC 243. Whittaker is now ready to take on him again at UFC 271 to get back his title. But, it wasn’t that easy for Whittaker to earn his title opportunity. He had to win three consecutive fights against fighters like Darren Till, Jared Cannonier, and Kelvin Gastelum for the title shot.
Whittaker is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a mixed martial arts form called Hapkido. He is also a black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate. Whittaker wanted to be a rugby player, however, after his Hapkido gym turned into a mixed martial arts gym, the Australian fell in love with the sport.