The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be starting off its 2019 calendar year hot, with one of the most anticipated events of the first quarter being UFC 234. The pay-per-view event will be headlined by a middleweight championship bout between current titleholder Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. Both men previously won their respective seasons of The Ultimate Fighter reality series with Whittaker taking the TUF: Smashes welterweight crown and Gastelum winning the middleweight tournament on TUF: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.
Whittaker and Gastelum also faced off as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 28 — also known as The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters — which featured the women’s featherweight and heavyweight divisions. The season concluded on November 30 with Juan Espino Dieppa winning the heavyweight tournament and Macy Chiasson upending Pannie Kianzad at women’s featherweight.
In the co-main event of the bout, it was also announced that an up-and-coming superstar will be going toe-to-toe when the always exciting Israel Adesanya enters the cage against for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Additional bouts will be added in the coming weeks.
Below is all of the information you will need to catch the event from the opening bout.
UFC 234: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2019
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Venue: Rod Laver Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view
UFC 234 Fight Card
- Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Kelvin Gastelum for the middleweight championship
- Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
- Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
UFC 234 Betting Odds
Odds are currently unavailable for UFC 234.