An interesting welterweight match-up between recent TUF winners Colton Smith and Robert Whittaker has been scheduled for the UFC 160 fight card in May. UFC officials revealed the news on Sunday afternoon.
Colton Smith wrestled his way through the TUF house in the 16th season of the show , eventually making it to the finals against Canadian prospect Mike Ricci. The currently active fighter would later smother the Canadian en route to a unanimous decision win and a six-figure contract. Next for Smith will be another TUF veteran in Robert Whitaker.
Whittaker is the welterweight tournament winner of the UK vs. Australia ‘TUF:Smashes’season. The Australian native defeated British finalist Brad Scott via unanimous decision, earning the six-figure contract and improving his professional record to 10-2 (with 9 finishes)
UFC 160 takes place on May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.