On Saturday, Feb. 9 (in North America), the UFC will host UFC 234: Adesanya vs. Silva from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The event was expected to feature middleweight champion Robert Whittaker putting his belt on the line against Kelvin Gastelum, but just hours before the event, UFC President Dana White announced that Whittaker had been hospitalized with a hernia and was off the card.

As a result, the night’s scheduled co-headliner between undefeated kickboxing stalwart Israel Adesanya and former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was elevated to main event status.



The 11-fight event kicks off with two prelims streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the night’s five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Above is video (courtesy of the UFC) of the night’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Adesanya and Silva.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano
Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey
ESPN Preliminary Card
Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

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