Gracie Humaita Australia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is very proud on the weekend. Our Student from Gracie Smeaton Grange/Grange Wrestling and UFC Interim Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker has qualified to represent Australia in wrestling at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Whittaker earned the right to fight for a gold medal in April by winning at the Australian wrestling trials on Saturday. That followed his win at the Australian Wrestling Championships in May in the 97 kilogram division.
But a UFC middleweight world title fight could get in the way. Whittaker looks likely to headline UFC 221 in Perth next February although it is unclear who he would face at the event, the company’s debut in Western Australia.
Carissa Holland, another student from Gracie Humaita Smeaton Grange / Grange Wrestling also qualified for her second Commonwealth Games.