Dreadful news coming out of Melbourne, Australia. It’s fight-day and the Middleweight title will not be on the line in the main event of UFC 234.
UFC 234 takes place at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Fight Pass Prelims are scheduled to begin at 7 pm ET.
Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been diagnosed with a hernia according to ESPN. It’s being said that overnight Whittaker complained of abdominal pains. The champion was then checked out by UFC medical staff and that lead to a trip to the hospital.
The main event of UFC 234 was scheduled to see TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum challenging Robert Whittaker for the UFC Middleweight title. Unbeaten Israel Adesanya vs. former champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has been elevated to headliner. Landon Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano will go from the Fight Pass Prelims to being the new co-main event.
PPV Main Card
185: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
155: Marcos Mariano vs. Lando Vannata
135: Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
125: Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
205: Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey
155: Dong Hyun Ma vs. Devonte Smith
145: Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young
125: Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
135: Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Fight Pass Prelims:
155: Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
135: Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez