UFC 234:
Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva

Saturday, February 10, 2019, Melbourne, Australia


The UFC 234 was held on February 10, 2019 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The main event featured the legendary fighter Anderson Silva and the undefeated Israel Adesanya, after the first headlining of the UFC pay-per-view event of the year was canceled just a few hours prior, due to an hernia and a twisted and collapsed bowel that forced Robert Whittaker —the current champion— to undergo emergency surgery later that day. He was supossed to face middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum as the main event.

Ryan Spann was also expected to face Jim Crute at the event. However, on January 25, it was reported that Spann was forced to pull out due to a hand injury and was replaced by Sam Alvey. In a similar fashion, Alex Gorgees was expected to face Jalin Turner at the event. However, it was reported that, on January 27, Gorgees was pulled from the card for an undisclosed reason and he was replaced by Callan Potter.


UFC 234 Results

Class Fighters Method Round Time
Main Card
Middleweight Israel Adesanya def. Anderson Silva Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Lando Vannata def. Marcos Rosa Mariano Submission (kimura) 1 4:55
Bantamweight Ricky Simon def. Rani Yahya Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-25) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Montana De La Rosa def. Nadia Kassem Submission (armbar) 2 2:37
Light Heavyweight Jimmy Crute def. Sam Alvey TKO (punches) 1 2:49
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Lightweight Devonte Smith def. Dong Hyun Ma TKO (punches) 1 3:49
Featherweight Shane Young def. Austin Arnett Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Kai Kara-France def. Raulian Paiva Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Kyung Ho Kang def. Teruto Ishihara Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:59
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Jalin Turner def. Callan Potter KO (punches) 1 0:53
Bantamweight Jonathan Martinez def. Wuliji Buren Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00



UFC 234
When: February 10, 2019
Where: Melbourne, Australia


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Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva

UFC 234 Bonus awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:

  • Fight of the Night: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
  • Performance of the Night: Montana De La Rosa and Devonte Smith


*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.