Can Robert Whittaker successfully defend his middleweight belt for the first time at UFC 234 on February 9th?
Can Whittaker push his winning streak to 10?
Will Anderson Silva be able to return the clock to beat Israel Adesanya?
The UFC’s first pay-per-view of this year will take place in Melbourne, Australia, and the middleweight title will be on the line.
At the primary event, Robert Whittaker will be seeking to defend his eponymous name for the first time since becoming the winner on December 7th, 2017. Though he fought Yoel Romero in 2018, the fight was a non-title fight given Romero shed weight. Now, he will be carrying on Kelvin Gastelum.
The fights will take place 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 Present History
After just fighting 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 at the UFC. Whittaker won the interim middleweight name over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 in July of 2017 and has been promoted to undisputed champion in December after Georges St-Pierre vacated the title. His last fight was UFC 225 at June where he conquered Yoel Romero again by split-decision.
Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, with a single no-contest) will be fighting for the UFC name for the first time in his profession. Gastelum is really on a two-fight winning series after rapping out Michael Bisping in November of 2017 and then defeating Jacare Souza by split-decision in May.
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