Rob Whittaker’s grin said a lot in the moments after his one-sided beatdown of Marvin Vettori at UFC Paris. Speaking to Michael Bisping after his 12th win at middleweight, Whittaker was asked who he wanted next.

Australian UFC star Robert Whittaker has made clear he is not done with his dreams of regaining the middleweight title after a victory in the sport's first event in Paris.

Whittaker comfortably took a three-round win over Italy's Martin Vettori in a unanimous decision scored 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 by the three judges.

Whittaker had not fought since losing his second showdown with Kiwi champion Israel Adesanya in February.

Despite two losses to the champ, Whittaker is clearly the best of the rest in the division and said he would keep gunning for the man with the belt.

"Including the champion, I'm the most dangerous man in the division," he said in the octagon after the fight.

"I make people hate fighting, I take the love out of it for them. "As for who's next, I'm always gunning for that top spot. I'm just gonna be lurking there, waiting."

The first round against Vettori was tight as both fighters tested each other but the 31-year-old Sydneysider grew in stature as the bout continued.

Mixing up his attack, Whittaker took it to Vettori, who bravely withstood the punishment, including some heavy kicks to the head.

While Vettori landed some solid jabs, Whittaker walked away with his face virtually unmarked to extend his UFC record to 25-6.