Saturday night, UFC will be making its return to Australia as the UFC 234 event is set to go down inside the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. There’s yet another solid card on deck as the year continues to get started, and the event Saturday night in Melbourne is highlighted by two massive middleweight bouts. 

The main event of UFC 234 sees middleweight champion Robert Whittaker put his title up for grabs when he takes on Kelvin Gastelum. This will mark the first defense for Whittaker of his undisputed 185-pound title, with his victory over Yoel Romero last year not being contested for the championship with Romero failing to make weight again. In the co-main event, former middleweight king and future hall of famer Anderson Silva returns to the Octagon to take on one of the deadliest strikers in the game right now: undefeated Israel Adesanya. 

Below is all the information you need to catch the UFC 234 event in Australia. 

How to watch UFC 234 prelims

Date: Saturday, Feb. 9 | Location: Rod Laver Arena — Melbourne, Australia
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN

How to watch UFC 234 main card

Date: Saturday, Feb. 9 | Location: Rod Laver Arena — Melbourne, Australia   
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Stream: UFC.TV or Amazon | Channel: PPV (check your local provider)
Price: $64.99 (HD), $54.99 (SD)

Now, here’s a look at the UFC 234 main fight card and betting odds.  

UFC 234 main card, odds

Favorite  Underdog Weightclass

Robert Whittaker (c) -240

Kelvin Gastelum +190

Middleweight title

Israel Adesanya -650

Anderson Silva +425

Middleweight

Ricky Simon -125

Rani Yahya -105

Bantamweight

Montana De La Rose -260 Nadia Kassem +200 Women’s flyweight
Jimmy Crute -135 Sam Alvey +105 Light heavyweight

Who wins Whittaker vs. Gastelum and Silva vs. Adesenya? And how exactly does each fight end? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed UFC 234 picks for every bout, all from the sizzling expert who’s up nearly $18,000 on MMA in the last nine months alone.

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