Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market his Saturday night (Feb. 9, 2019) with UFC 234: “Whittaker vs Gastelum,” which takes place inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The event will be headlined by a Middleweight title fight that will see division champion Robert Whittaker defend his strap against former welterweight, Kelvin Gastelum after going toe-to-toe on season 28 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Also, Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya take part in an “old vs new” 185-pound showdown that could earn the victor a shot at the title.
Before the headlining acts throw down on Saturday night, take a look at their last-minute preparations in “The Land Down Under.”
On Episode 2 of UFC 234 Embedded, middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum observes Super Bowl Monday down under before returning to the gym. Aussie light heavyweight Jim Crute shops for clothes, and flyweight Montana De La Rosa enjoys her first trip overseas. Middleweight co-main star Israel Adesanya arrives in Melbourne and tracks opponent Anderson Silva on social media
To see episode one of “Embedded” click here.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 234 fight card on Saturday, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For the complete UFC 234 fight card click here.