Who is Robert Whittaker’s Wife – Sofia Whittaker?

Published 04/15/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 26: Robert Whittaker of New Zealand reacts after the conclusion of his middleweight fight against Darren Till of England during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 26, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Robert Whittaker is one of the well-known names in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former middleweight champion and currently stands at #1 in the UFC Middleweight rankings. The flawless fighter is a true gem of the sport and is known for his never-give-up attitude in the game.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 04: UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker of New Zealand interacts with media during UFC 243 Ultimate Media Day at Marvel Stadium on October 4, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

‘The Reaper’ is known for his unique style of fighting and his rapid moves. When talking about the fighter, Dana White said, “If you look at the fights he has fought, this guy is good. He’s very talented. Eventually he will keep running through people and keep winning, and he’ll win the respect he deserves,

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The New Zealand-born Australian has made it all in his UFC career, and this would not have been possible without the constant support he gets from his wife, Sofia Whittaker. With all the motivation and support from his wife, he is definitely going to make it big in his career.

Who is Sofia Whittaker?

Whittaker’s wife Sofia has her own connection with sports. This is evident from her social media pages and her posts. In 2010, she graduated with a bachelor’s in Exercise and Health Sciences from Australian Catholic University. Her interest in sports and physical work helped her get a job in a gym during her studies.

The couple hails from similar roots in Australia and have been together since 2011. In 2014, the duo tied the knot and now are proud parents of 4 children. They have three sons, John, Jack, and Jace, and a daughter, Lilliana.

Robert Whittaker and Sofia Whittaker – An ideal couple

The Whittaker duo is no less than an ideal couple. The fighter’s wife has always been with the fighter through the thick and thin of his life. No matter what the situation was, Sofia took care of the 30-year-old and backed him up at all moments.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 27: Robert Whittaker of New Zealand celebrates his TKO victory over Derek Brunson in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Rod Laver Arena on November 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The fighter is very close to his family. In one of his interviews, he said, “It’s everything, it’s everything. My family is my fuel for who I am,”

“For me to be who I am, be the role model I want to be, to set the examples I want to, I need to lead by example. I need to just do it.”

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There is no doubt that with the support of his wife, ‘The Reaper’ is going to reach heights. The entire UFC fraternity will see the fighter going against Kelvin Gastelum this weekend at UFC on ESPN 22.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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