Whittaker's shock Commonwealth Games move

Aussie UFC champion Robert Whittaker is set to create more history.

After becoming Australia's first UFC champion, the middleweight beast will now become the first active UFC champ to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Whittaker has been confirmed to compete in Australia's wrestling team at the Gold Coast Games.

Whittaker will be competing for Australia at the Comm Games. Pic: Getty

The Kiwi-born athlete will compete in the 97kg division at the Games.

UFC president Dana White is reportedly aware of the decision.

Whittaker will use the experience at the Commonwealth Games to help build up to his first title defence.

He will fight Cuban Yoel Romero later this year.