UFC 234 takes place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10pm ET.
Robert Whittaker may not be a mainstream star, but the middleweight winner is a huge frickin’ deal in his home state of Australia. The respectful Aussie should get a hero’s welcome in Melbourne when he defends his title against American Kelvin Gastelum in early February.
Both served as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 28 and were as respectful as may be. Neither man is much trash talker, also Whittaker has emerged as a anti-McGregor in the GSP mould: equal portions considerate and respectful towards his opponents. It is frankly refreshing to see, with so many guys puking garbage into microphones these days.
Also on the card is Israel Adesanya, whose swag and skills could catapult him into a title shot sooner than later. Drawing comparisons to some youthful Anderson Silva, The Last Stylebender will meet the now-old Anderson Silva in a fascinating middleweight bout. Silva came out and said that he was promised a title shot with the triumph, which is surprising considering that the Brazilian hasn’t had a relevant victory in years.
The rest of the cards is still being filled out, but take a look at the scheduled UFC 234 struggles below, and be sure that you check in during combat week to get in-depth gambling previews about the best way to bet online. UFC chances from BookMaker.eu are typically published on Monday before each event — though big fight bookings are usually available much sooner. Live UFC betting can be available to hedge some of your bets too.
UFC 234 Lineup (Subject to change and progress )
Main Event — Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Preview: UFC 234 Occurs on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne, Australia. The principal card broadcasts live on pay-per-view starting 10pm ET. In the first UFC pay-per-view of 2019, Robert Whittaker will shield the middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum. The matchup will be the 28-year old’s second title defense, as»Bobby Knuckles» is coming from a thrilling split decision win over Yoel Romero. The victory marked Whittaker’s ninth straight, quietly setting up the Aussie as one of the top rated pound-for-pound fighters in the game. More
Middleweight — Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
Bantamweight — Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
Lightweight — Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Flyweight — Kai-Kara France vs. Rualian Paiva
Light Heavyweight — Jim Crute vs. Ryan Spann
Featherweight Bout — Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
Women’s Flyweight — Nadia Kassem vs. Montana De La Rosa
Bantamweight — Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Bantamweight — Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez
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