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 this year will happen in Melbourne, Australia, and the middleweight title is going to be on the line.
In the primary event, Robert Whittaker will be looking to defend his eponymous name for the first time since becoming the winner on December 7th, 2017. Although he fought Yoel Romero at 2018, the fight was a non-title fight given Romero missed weight. Now, he will be taking on Kelvin Gastelum.
The conflicts 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 Present History
After just fighting in 2018, Robert Whittaker (20-4) is back and ready to defend his belt on home land. He is currently 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 at UFC 213 at July of 2017 and has been promoted to undisputed champion in December after Georges St-Pierre vacated the title. His last fight was at UFC 225 in June in which he defeated Yoel Romero again by split-decision.
Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, with a single no-contest) will probably be fighting for the UFC title for the first time in his profession. Gastelum is on a two-fight winning series after rapping out Michael Bisping at November of 2017 and then beating Jacare Souza by split-decision in May.
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