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‘Masterclass’: Fighters react to Robert Whittaker’s win over Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris

Robert Whittaker impressed his fellow fighters on Saturday.

The former UFC middleweight champion put on a masterful three-round performance against Marvin Vettori in the UFC Paris co-main event, overcoming a slow start to beat Vettori in rounds two and three. Vettori was an opponent in the game as he survived several punches and kicks to the head to get to the cards, but in the end there was no doubt that Whittaker was the better man.

It was yet another standout performance for “The Reaper,” bouncing back from a title fight loss to rival Israel Adesanya. No one knows where Whittaker is going, but for now, he remains one of the top two fighters in the world at 185 pounds.

Welterweight veteran Matt Brown called the performance a “masterclass” and heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall called Whittaker’s win “classic”.

There was also plenty of praise for Vettori’s toughness and you can see the top social media responses to the fight below.