A sigh of relief can be taken after many feared that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was over looking UFC 234. The card had stood still at 10 fights announced for weeks, but the promotion has officially added three more Lightweight contests, giving the card a total thirteen of fights.
Explosive, unorthodox striker “Groovy” Landon Vannata, who’s performance bonus machine, will welcome Brazil’s Marcos Rosa to the octagon. Jalin Tuner will try to rebound from a knock out loss to Vicente Luque, when he faces Alex Gorgees, who suffered his first set back at UFC Fight Night 142, losing a decision to Damie Ismagulov. On a 5-fight win streak coming off a TKO of Julian Erosa, Devonte Smith squares of with South Korea’s “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim, who’s on a 3-fight win streak.
185 Title: © Robert Whittaker (20-5) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (16-3)
185: Anderson Silva (34-8) vs. Israel Adesanya (15-0)
205: Jim Crute (9-0) vs. Ryan Spann (15-5)
135: Rani Yahya (26-9) vs. Ricky Simon (14-1)
155: Dong Hyun Kim (16-8-3) vs. Devonte Smith (9-1)
145: Austin Arnett (16-5) vs. Shane Young (12-4)
125: Montana De La Rosa (9-4) vs. Nadia Kassem (5-0)
135: Teruto Ishihara (10-6-2) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (14-8)
135: Kai Kara-France (18-7) vs. Raulian Paiva (18-1)
155: Marcos Rosa (6-4) vs. Landon Vanatta (9-3-2)
155: Alex Gorgees (7-1) vs. Jalin Turner (7-4)
135: Wuliji Buren (11-6) vs. Jonathan Martinez (6-2)