Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya Booked For UFC 234

Anderson Silva in the UFC Octagon

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Mixed martial arts fans are in for a treat. On Saturday, November 24, it was announced that a matchup between all-time great and former champion Anderson Silva will be facing up-and-coming fan favorite Israel Adesanya on UFC 234.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN was first to report the news.

The matchup brings to of the most impressive and exciting strikers to ever step inside of the Octagon.

Breaking: Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya headed to UFC 234 on Feb. 9 in Melbourne. Ohhhhh. My. Story coming to @ESPN. pic.twitter.com/8GG8iRqZvw

— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 25, 2018

Adesanya has taken the MMA world by storm, hauling off four consecutive wins under the UFC banner leading to a 15-0 record. His UFC debut came at UFC 221 on February 11, 2018 with a second-round TKO win over Rob Wilkinson in Perth, Australia. The win earned “Stylebender” a Performance of the Night bonus. On November 3, 2018, Adesanya faced his biggest challenge to date against Derek Brunson at UFC 230 in New York City where he earned a first-round TKO win and another Performance of the Night bonus.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available. 

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