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11.03.2018 | 1:35 AM ET

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UFC 234
  • Saturday 02.09.2019 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Rod Laver Arena
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,470,088
  • Attendance: 15,238
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 175,000 | TV Ratings: 1.34M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 2.3M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Israel Adesanya   defeats   Anderson Silva   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Lando Vannata   defeats   Marcos Mariano   via Submission, Kimura   4:55 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Ricky Simón   defeats   Rani Yahya   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Montana De La Rosa   defeats   Nadia Kassem   via Submission, Armbar   2:37 Round 2 of 3, 7:37 Total Bout Page
Jimmy Crute   defeats   Sam Alvey   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:49 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Devonte Smith   defeats   Dong Hyun Ma   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:53 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Shane Young   defeats   Austin Arnett   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kai Kara-France   defeats   Raulian Paiva   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kyung Ho Kang   defeats   Teruto Ishihara   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jalin Turner   defeats   Callan Potter   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:53 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jonathan Martinez   defeats   Buren Wuliji   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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skelliher
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11.03.2018 | 1:35 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 591st

Whittaker vs. Gastelum
Robert Whittaker, TKO, R3
Expected for February.

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

2018.11.03 1:36 AM ET

event start time updated

From Sunday, February 10 at 10:00pm ET to Saturday, February 9 at 10:00pm ET
ImperatorFishrat
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11.03.2018 | 1:46 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 782nd

Pretty easy fight for whittaker really, he deserves one after fighting Pedero twice in a row.That's not to say Gastelum is bad, he's just got nothing for Rob.. Literally not a single thing that he does that Whittaker cannot do better and harder.  He's going to get beaten up pretty badly here; knuckles is basically going to punch ten shades of **** out of him and I doubt the fight lasts past three rounds.We haven't even seen whittaker fight uninjured in a championship bout yet. He beat Yoel with one leg, and then one hand.

Anyways I love me some Gasman but he's ******-a-rooney in this bout.

I'll go with Skelli's prediction of Whittaker by KO/TKO 3rd.

* Edited at 11.03.2018, 1:56 AM ET *

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

2018.11.13 12:40 PM ET

bout status update

Whittaker vs. Gastelum Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2018.11.25 1:16 AM ET

bout announced

Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2018.12.09 12:26 AM ET

bout announced

Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2018.12.14 12:55 PM ET

bout announced

Jimmy Crute vs. Ryan Spann at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
MassaBruce
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12.14.2018 | 2:05 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1506th

Crute vs Spann because having more than 5 future stars is just too challenging for Seans little brain. 

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2018.12.14 4:52 PM ET

bout announced

Nadia Kassem vs. Montana De La Rosa at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
ImperatorFishrat
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12.14.2018 | 6:48 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 782nd

@Bruce crute is mediocre and isn't star material. Barely got through the bear Jew and even that was on the back of youth and a mass advantage. Doubt he's ever even top 5 TBH.

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MassaBruce
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12.14.2018 | 7:06 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1506th

Im still more excited to watch how Crutes career plays out than watching Bones fight Alex & DC 2-3 more times. And Spanns for that matter. And Stosic. And Ankalaev. And Anthony Smith. And Thiago Santos. And Walker JR. Those guys are the future, regardless of how it plays out its still far more interesting than watching the same old **** again.

* Edited at 12.14.2018, 7:09 PM ET *

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12.14.2018 | 7:10 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 782nd

True Dat. It's a puddle.

Sadly I think Jones is gonna decision Gustavson again and park his ass at the top taking very few fights.DC probably never fights at LHW again.

* Edited at 12.14.2018, 7:11 PM ET *

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MassaBruce
MassaBruce

12.14.2018 | 7:20 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1506th

Just the thought of people preaching that lame ass cheater is just disgusting. Jones boxing is that of the wacky, waving, inflatable, flailing tube man. He makes up for it in steroid use, fantastic wrestling, vicious kick and elbows. But his boxing is absolutely non-existent. I still think Rumble could exploit that. Along with other big heavy punchers with decent head-movement. DC exposed this in the 2nd fight. In "intimate" range Cormier was landing those hooks at will. Did Jon eat them like snacks? Yuhp. Never said Jones didn't have a chin. Lets just say if Jones showed up to Fury's gym or Wilders gym, he'd be learning how to throw a real 1-2 with the rest of the beginners.

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12.17.2018 | 5:32 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 1186th

CIG you are an national treasure lmfao.

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MassaBruce
MassaBruce

12.17.2018 | 5:37 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1506th

lmfao thanks man. How's twitter these days?

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Dana Black
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12.18.2018 | 5:53 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 1186th

We're hanging in there. Every so often Kelton, Paul Shaughnessy, and the rest of us give eulogies on ya. Lots of great memories lmao.  

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2018.12.18 11:18 PM ET

bout announced

Buren Wuliji vs. Jonathan Martinez at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2018.12.29 2:46 PM ET

bout announced

Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
2018.12.31 12:27 AM ET

bout announced

Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Plaka predicts
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01.03.2019 | 1:09 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 1849th

Whittaker vs. Gastelum
Robert Whittaker, DEC
Yoel romero is a better struger than gastelum and Witaker won 2 times against yoel.

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Meers222
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01.03.2019 | 1:54 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 6 Perfect, 740 Points   |   Tied for 112th

Considering it's just over a month away they need to add a good number of fights to this card still.

"If it's not a challenge, it isn't fun enough."

2019.01.08 12:15 PM ET

bout announced

Rani Yahya vs. Ricky Simón at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2019.01.10 12:33 PM ET

bout announced

Alex Gorgees vs. Jalin Turner at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
sanderversluys
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01.14.2019 | 4:26 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 2328th

I hope they put Volkanovski on that card as well!

* Edited at 01.14.2019, 4:26 PM ET *

pie2munch
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01.14.2019 | 4:45 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 71st

@meers - I thought it strange that they filled 235 before 234. They need at least 2 more for fights and good ones at that considering it’s a ppv 
Meers222
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01.14.2019 | 5:40 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 6 Perfect, 740 Points   |   Tied for 112th

Agreed @pie2munch. The title fight is fantastic, and Adesanya-Silva will certainly pull at some heart strings while also showing a glimpse of the future. But after that, there is some decent fights but nothing that will get fans to buy the PPV.

"If it's not a challenge, it isn't fun enough."

MassaBruce
MassaBruce

01.14.2019 | 6:46 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1506th

Devonte Smith vs Ma little Dong Hyun Kim added 

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MassaBruce
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01.14.2019 | 7:24 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1506th

Groovy Lando violence added to the card as well

* Edited at 01.14.2019, 8:37 PM ET *

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01.14.2019 | 8:05 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 6 Perfect, 740 Points   |   Tied for 112th

It's not Charles Rosa its some Brazilian who is teammates with Anderson. 32 year old Marcos Mariano (6-4) looks like he is getting the Lobov treatment of only getting signed because of his friendship with the Spider. He has one of the least impressive records I've ever seen and he turns 33 this year so he has zero potential to become anything.

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2019.01.14 8:32 PM ET

bout announced

Dong Hyun Ma vs. Devonte Smith at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2019.01.15 11:32 AM ET

bout announced

Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Mariano at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Plaka predicts
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01.15.2019 | 12:01 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 1849th

Silva vs. Adesanya
Anderson Silva, DEC
ANDERSON SILVA WINS AND THEN HE BECOMES CHAMP

"i am plaka"

tepid55
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01.20.2019 | 7:00 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 1362nd

Whittaker vs. Gastelum
Robert Whittaker, TKO, R3
I think Whittaker is the better striker, and Gastelum's stamina has been an issue in past fights.


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