Whittaker and Vettori was originally expected to meet at UFC 275 on June 11, but Whittaker was forced to withdraw from the event due to injury. The match now has a new date.
Whittaker (23-6) is coming off of a loss to champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 in February. He’s currently ranked as the top contender in the 185-pound division.
Vettori (18-5-1) is coming off a decision win over former title challenger Paulo Costa in his last outing. Vettori is ranked No. 3 in the middleweight division and a win over Whittaker would bolster his efforts to get back to a title fight.