UFC 234 'Whittaker Vs. Gastelum' Top Three Fighters To Watch

Yolanda Curtis
February 10, 2019

The previously scheduled co-main event between Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya will serve as a fine headliner.

ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto said that White told him the hernia was in no way weight cut related.

ESPN's Ariel Helwani does not paint a pretty picture of what occurred that night.

Tune in Saturday, Feb. 9 (across North America, Feb. 10 local time in Melbourne), for full UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Live Results.

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Making the development even more bitter is that almost this same thing happened a year ago with the same fighter, the same country and the same belt on the line.

This is the second time Whittaker has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled title fight down under, after a range of injuries kept him from fighting Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in Perth past year. About a month before the event, Whittaker had to pull out with a staph infection in his stomach.

Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) came down with a "severe abdominal injury", according to UFC officials, and was deemed unable to compete in tonight's title-fight headliner against Kelvin Gastelum (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC).

A lightweight clash between Lando Vannata and Marcos Rosa Mariano will now move to the main card.

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Silva (34-8-0, 1 NC), one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in UFC history who held the middleweight title for seven years between 2006 and 2013, has not stepped foot in the octagon since his win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in 2017.

Undefeated opponent Adesanya, 29, was also trying to fight off tears heading into the Rod Laver Arena showdown.

Fighting out of Sydney, Whittaker is the UFC's first titleholder from Australia.

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