Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum make weight for UFC 234 title bout

Anderson-Silva-Israel-Adesanya Tonight's UFC 234 Main Event Scrapped, Former Champion Elevated Into Headline Fight
Freda Brock | 10 February, 2019, 03:39

Anderson Silva against Israel Adesanya has been moved up to the main event.

MELBOURNE, Australia - UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and challenger Kelvin Gastelum each made weight on Friday for their 185-pound title fight on Saturday at Rod Laver Arena. He later informed Okamoto that Whittaker would be going into surgery Saturday (North American time) to take care of the hernia.

Ironically, injury also forced Whittaker out of his last scheduled title defence in Australia, a UFC 221 clash with Luke Rockhold in Perth.

But the bout is now off after Whittaker was diagnosed with a hernia in his abdomen overnight, just hours before he was due to step into the Octagon.

Whittaker's withdrawal has thrown a spanner in the works for UFC president Dana White, who was banking on the winners of the main and co-main events to square off later this year.

Newport stun Middlesbrough to set up dream Man City Cup tie
Boro's cup exit was compounded by the fact their flight back to Teesside broke down on the runway, meaning they didn't get back to Rockliffe until 7am by coach.

"The new main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, will be a three-round middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya".

According to UFC officials (via MMAJunkie) Whittaker came down with a "severe abdominal injury" that will keep the middleweight champion from defending his title tonight.

Gastelum, of California, is riding a two-fight win streak, including a split-decision victory over Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.

Gastelum wished Whittaker a speedy recovery.

If not Sonnen, then perhaps a fighter closer to home?

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