UFC 234 event schedule announced
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UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum

On February 10 Melbourne becomes the world’s capital of mixed martial arts, when Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Australia with UFC 234. MMA event billed as “Whittaker vs. Gastelum” takes place at Rod Laver Arena with the middleweight title contested on the top of the fight-bill.

In the main event Robert Whittaker defends UFC Middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum. In the co-main event Israel Adesanya takes on Anderson Silva.

A series of events featured on the fight week schedule has now been announced. Leading to the fight day, the roster includes open workouts, press conference and weigh-in ceremony.

UFC 234 Open Workouts is held on February 7 at Main Square at Federation Square from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The list of participants can be found below.

Robert Whittaker – UFC middleweight champion
Kelvin Gastelum – No. 4 UFC middleweight
Israel Adesanya – No. 6 UFC middleweight
Anderson Silva – Former UFC middleweight champion
Jimmy Crute – UFC light heavyweight
Callan Potter – UFC lightweight

The pre-fight UFC 234 press conference is held on February 8 at The Palms at Crown from 12:15 pm to 2 pm (free ticketed event to the public). The list of participants includes UFC President Dana White and the headline-bouts fighters.

The weigh-in ceremony is held on February 9 at Rod Laver Arena. The free and open to the public event is scheduled from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. In addition to the fighters battling out the day after, the programme includes the guest appearance of Henry Cejudo, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Taking place at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum is scheduled from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The fight card and details can be found below.

9:30 am: Doors open to the public
10:30 am: Fight Pass Prelims
11:30 am: Prelims live on ESPN
1:30 pm: UFC 234 live on Pay-Per-View
4:30 pm: UFC 234 concludes

UFC 234 fight card

Main Card (PPV)
Middleweight Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Middleweight Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
Bantamweight Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simon
Lightweight Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
Light Heavyweight Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey

Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Featherweight Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
Women’s Flyweight Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
Flyweight Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
Bantamweight Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Rosa
Lightweight Jalin Turner vs. Callan Potter
Bantamweight Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez