UFC 234 Occurs on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne, Australia.
The card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10pm ET.
Robert Whittaker may be a mainstream star, but the middleweight winner is a big frickin’ deal in his home country 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 around The Ultimate Fighter 28 and were respectful as may be. Neither man is much of a trash talker, and Whittaker has emerged as a anti-McGregor in the GSP mold: equal parts respectful and humble towards his enemies. It is honestly refreshing to see, with so many guys puking crap 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 win, which is surprising since the Brazilian hasn’t had a relevant victory in years.
The rest of the cards is still being filled out, but take a peek at the scheduled UFC 234 fights below, and be sure to check in during combat week to get in-depth gambling previews on the best way to bet online. UFC odds from BookMaker.eu are usually published on Monday before each event – though big fight bookings are usually available much earlier. Live UFC betting is also available to hedge any 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 in Melbourne, Australia. The main card broadcasts live on pay-per-view starting 10pm ET. In the very 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 off 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 sport. 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