Whittaker out of UFC 234

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

ESPN Prelims

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

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