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 return the clock to beat Israel Adesanya?
The UFC’s first pay-per-view of the year will happen in Melbourne, Australia, and the middleweight title is going to be on the line.
At the primary event, Robert Whittaker will be looking to defend his middleweight title for the first time since becoming the champion on December 7th, 2017. Though he fought Yoel Romero in 2018, the struggle was a non-title struggle given Romero missed weight. Now, he’ll be carrying on Kelvin Gastelum.
The conflicts will take place 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 Recent History
After just fighting once in 2018, Robert Whittaker (20-4) is back and ready to defend his belt on home soil. He is now riding a nine-fight winning streak dating back to June of 2014 and is headquartered in middleweight in the UFC. Whittaker won the interim middleweight title over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 in July of 2017 and has been encouraged to undisputed champion in December after Georges St-Pierre vacated the title. His last fight was UFC 225 at June where he defeated Yoel Romero again by split-decision.
Kelvin Gastelum (15-3, with one no-contest) will be battling for the UFC title for the first time in his career. Gastelum is really on a two-fight winning streak after knocking out Michael Bisping at November of 2017 and then defeating Jacare Souza by split-decision in May.
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