Face Off! ‘Reaper’ Stares Down Gastelum ‘Down Under’
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is roughly 24 hours away from its middleweight title fight between reigning 185-pound titleholder, Robert Whittaker, and top division contender, Kelvin Gastelum, who recently finished their assignments as opposing coaches on season 28 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
They’re currently scheduled to hook ‘em up in the UFC 234 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, going down tomorrow night (Feb. 9, 2019) inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The winner is expected to battle either Anderson Silva or Israel Adesanya, who collide in the 185-pound co-main event.
With the official UFC 234 weigh ins now in the bag (full results and video replay here), the promotion brought all 24 fighters together for the on-stage staredowns to make it official, helpfully embedded in the video player above.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 234 fight card on fight night (click here), 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.
To see the entire UFC 234 fight card and line up click here.