Sunday, February 10, 2019

UFC 234 took place Saturday, February 9th from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The event aired live on PPV and ESPN and was originally scheduled to be headlined by a middleweight title fight. Unfortunately champion Robert Whittaker withdrew from the fight today for emergency hernia surgery so the bout between former champion Anderson Silva and top contender Israel Adesanya served as the main event.

Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM EST)
 
-Israel Adesanya Anderson Silva by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Lando Vannata defeated Marcos Mariano by Submission (Kimura, Round 1, 4:55)
-Ricky Simon defeated Rani Yahya by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 3-25)
-Montana De La Rosa defeated Nadia Kassem by Submission (Armbar, Round 2, 2:37)
-Jim Crute defeated Sam Alvey by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 2:49)
 
Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN, 8:00 PM EST)
 
-Devonte Smith defeated Dong Hyun Ma by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 3:53)
-Shane Young defeated Austin Arnett by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Kai Kara-France defeated Raulian Paiva by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Kyung Ho Kang defeated Teruto Ishihara by Submission (RNC, Round 1, 3:59)
 
Preliminary Bouts (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 7:00 PM EST)
 
-Jalin Turner defeated Callan Potter by KO (Punches, Round 1, 0:53
-Jonathan Martinez defeated Wuliji Buren (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)