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?
Can Anderson Silva be able to turn back the clock to conquer Israel Adesanya?
The UFC’s first pay-per-view of this year will take place in Melbourne, Australia, along with the middleweight title is going to be on the line.
At the main event, Robert Whittaker will be seeking to defend his middleweight title for the first time since becoming the champion on December 7th, 2017. Though he fought Yoel Romero at 2018, the fight was a non-title fight given Romero shed weight. Now, he will be taking on Kelvin Gastelum.
The fights will take place on February 9th in North America but on February 10th at 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 in 2018, Robert Whittaker (20-4) is back and ready to defend his belt on home soil. He’s currently 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 at July of 2017 and was encouraged to undisputed champion in December later 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 one no-contest) will probably be fighting for the UFC name for the first time in his career. Gastelum is really on a two-fight winning streak after rapping out Michael Bisping at November of 2017 and then defeating Jacare Souza by split-decision in May.
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