Heading into fight day, UFC 234 was expected to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. However, Whittaker withdrew the morning of the fight due to a hernia-related issue. The new main event will be what was the co-main event. That fight will see Israel Adesanya take on Anderson Silva. During fight week interviews, UFC president, Dana White, has stated that this will be a number one contender fight. The fight may have been bumped to the main event, however, it will remain a three-round fight.
Getting bumped up to the co-main event spot will be the fight between Lando Vannata and Marcos Mariano. The third fight on the main card will feature a bantamweight bout between longtime veteran, Rani Yahya. He will be taking on Ricky Simon, as he looks to snap the young prospect’s seven-fight win streak. Before the bantamweight fight, Montana De La Rosa and Nadia Kassem will meet in the women’s strawweight division. De La Rosa will be looking for her fourth straight win while Kassem looks to stay undefeated. Finally, kicking off the card will be a light heavyweight fight between the always happy Sam Alvey and Jimmy Crute.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC 234.
UFC 234 Results
MAIN CARD (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lando Vannata def. Marcos Mariano via Submission (Kimura) at 4:55 of Round One
Ricky Simon def. Rani Yahya via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Montana De La Rosa def. Nadia Kassem via Submission (Armbar) at 2:37 of Round Two
Jimmy Crute def. Sam Alvey via TKO (Punches) at 2:49 of Round One
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Devonte Smith def. Dong Hyun Ma via TKO (Punches) at 3:53 of Round One
Shane Young def. Austin Arnett via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kai Kara-France def. Raulian Paivan via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Kyung Ho Kang def. Teruto Ishihara via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:59 of Round One
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Jalin Turner def. Callan Potter via Knockout (Punches) at 0:53 of Round One
Jonathan Martinez def. Wuliji Buren via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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