As confirmed by company president Dana White, “The Last Stylebender” will now challenge the newly-crowned 205-pound king Jan Blachowicz.
“I was adamant on him fighting Whittaker for the title. It’s the thing that makes the most sense,” White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto in a UFC Vegas 12 post-fight interview. “And then Whittaker comes out after the fight and says he doesn’t want to fight him, which is wacky. But OK, then he’ll move up to 205 and have him fight Jan.