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 have the ability to return 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 is going to 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 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’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 fighting once in 2018, Robert Whittaker (20-4) is back and ready to defend his belt on home soil. 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 title over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 at July of 2017 and was promoted to undisputed champion in December later Georges St-Pierre vacated the name. His last fight was at UFC 225 in June where he conquered Yoel Romero again by split-decision.
Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, with one no-contest) will be battling for the UFC name for the first time in his profession. Gastelum is really 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.