The UFC 234 is famous for its sellout, in just a few minutes after its sale announcement, the tickets are no longer available due to a massive purchase. The main card of this fight is Whittaker vs. Gastelum, which will take place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Save the date of February 10, 2019, because that is precisely when the fights will take place. Not many fights could be so popular that people become so enthusiastic to see the match live from a stadium. What makes this fight so compelling that it became a sellout? Here are some information about the fight card and preview to help you understand the match.
In this upcoming UFC 234, the world middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker will defend his title from the challenger, Kelvin Gastelum. Besides the title match, there would be another card between Israel Adesanya the rising star from New Zealand and Anderson Silva the MMA Legend. The venue, Rod Laver Arena usually hosts the annual Australian Open, and now more than 15,000 people will come and flood the venue for this fight between Whittaker and Gastelum. Australia smashed their first record in 2015 when the UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm hit the country. And now the same thing happened for UFC 234 in which tickets are sold out in just a few minutes after release.
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The fight is going to be the first of Whittaker’s title-defending match that takes place in his homeland. People in Australia believed that Whittaker could someday be the world champion, and they love how he fights his opponents. Stopping the takedowns directed and him, and then launching dangerous hits to his opponents, those are why his fights are never boring to watch. In this upcoming event, if Whittaker succeeds to defend his title, and Adesanya win over Silva, there would be an arrangement for the two to fight each other next year.
Besides Whittaker vs. Gastelum, the other cards are also interesting to watch, such as Adesanya vs. Silva. Silva the former middleweight champion will face the uprising starfighter Adesanya in the sub cards of UFC 234. For Adesanya, this is obviously an advantage to his career, and he gets to fight a legend in MMA and his idol. Defeating Silva will certainly become tremendous leverage for his fighting career. It is just one year since his debut in MMA, and he is facing such a great opportunity.
On the other hand, the situation seems a lot unfavorable for Silva. He will fight a much younger and talented fighter just not long after taking a long break due to his failed drug test. However, Silva himself might not see this upcoming fight from the same perspective. During his interview, he stated that if he wins this fight, then he will get a title match next. Silva himself rejected the offer but later accepted it because of several reasons including the title match offer. He sees this fight as an opportunity to gain leverage since Israel is young and famous.