The UFC 234 fight card took a pretty big hit last Sat. night (Feb. 9, 2019) inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, when middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was rushed into surgery to correct a last-minute hernia.
Among other “twisted” things.
As a result, the promotion was forced to make due with the Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva fight, elevated to headlining status after “The Reaper” left top middleweight contender, Kelvin Gastelum, high and dry.
Fight fans on location (and watching at home) were treated to an entertaining, three-round war that demonstrated why “The Last Stylebender” is getting so much hype, as the local hero was able to outpoint “The Spider” by way of unanimous decision.
Else where on the card, Lando Vannata put on a show against Marcos Rosa Mariano, while Jim Crute laid waste to Sam Alvey. In addition, Rani Yahya came up short in a decision loss to Ricky Simon.
Watch all the action unfold in the “Fight Motion” video above and for complete UFC 234 results and play-by-play click here.