UFC 'Embedded' Ep. 3: Will Silva’s Ego Get The Best Of Him?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hits the pay-per-view (PPV) scene this Saturday night (Feb. 9, 2019) with UFC 234: “Whittaker vs Gastelum,” which takes place inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
The event is set to be headlined by a Middleweight championship affair that will see division champion Robert Whittaker defend his strap once more, this time against former welterweight-turned 185-pound contender, Kelvin Gastelum.
In the co-headlining act, Anderson Silva returns after an extended absence to face the up-and-coming Israel Adesanya in what could very well be a title eliminator fight. Also, Sam Alvey prepares for his Light Heavyweight fight against Jim Crute. Speaking of which, the two men happened to run into each other on the mean streets of Melbourne.
Before all the combatants throw down on Saturday night, take a look at their last-minute preparations during the always-hectic fight week obligations. From the official YouTube description.
On Episode 3 of UFC 234 Embedded, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva is awestruck by a painted tribute to his superhero-like skills. Middleweight title challenger Kelvin Gastelum gets his hair cut by some friendly locals. Light heavyweight “Smile’N” Sam Alvey tours the area with his wife and son, living up to his nickname even during a chance run-in with opponent Jimmy Crute. And middleweight Israel Adesanya makes time for young fans before a Melbourne training session
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 234 fight card on Saturday, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For the complete UFC 234 fight card click here.