Can 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 will be on the line.
At the main event, Robert Whittaker will be looking to defend his eponymous name for the first time since getting the winner on December 7th, 2017. Although he fought Yoel Romero in 2018, the struggle was a non-title struggle given Romero shed weight. Now, he’ll 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 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 undefeated at middleweight at the UFC. Whittaker won the interim middleweight name over Yoel Romero in UFC 213 in July of 2017 and has been promoted to undisputed champion in December later Georges St-Pierre vacated the name. 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 be fighting for the UFC name for the first time in his profession. Gastelum is on a two-fight winning series after rapping out Michael Bisping in November of 2017 and then beating Jacare Souza by split-decision in May.
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