Will Robert Whittaker successfully defend his middleweight belt for the first time in UFC 234 on February 9th?
Can Whittaker push his winning streak to 10?
Will Anderson Silva be able to turn back the clock to conquer Israel Adesanya?
The UFC’s first pay-per-view of the year will take place in Melbourne, Australia, and the middleweight title will be on the line.
In the main event, Robert Whittaker will be looking to defend his middleweight title for the first time since becoming the champion on December 7th, 2017. Though he fought Yoel Romero in 2018, the fight was a non-title fight given Romero missed weight. Now, he will be carrying on Kelvin Gastelum.
The fights will occur on February 9th in North America but on February 10th in Australia.
UFC 234: Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum Odds
Fighter Odds to Win at Bovada (01/29/19)
Robert Whittaker -270
Kelvin Gastelum +210
Fight Record and Recent History
After just fighting once in 2018, Robert Whittaker (20-4) is back and ready to defend his belt on home land. He’s now riding a nine-fight winning streak dating back to June of 2014 and is headquartered in middleweight in the UFC. Whittaker won the interim middleweight name over Yoel Romero in UFC 213 in July of 2017 and was encouraged to undisputed champion in December later Georges St-Pierre vacated the title. His last fight was UFC 225 in June in which he conquered Yoel Romero again by split-decision.
Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, with a single no-contest) will probably be fighting for the UFC name for the first time in his career. Gastelum is on a two-fight winning streak after rapping out Michael Bisping at November of 2017 and then beating Jacare Souza by split-decision in May.
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