UFC 234 fight card primer: Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
Get up to date with the main event of UFC 234 this weekend between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva.
This Saturday night in the main event of UFC 234, breakout star Israel Adesanya (15-0 MMA; 4-0 UFC) will face former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (34-8, 1NC MMA; 17-4, 1NC UFC) in what promises to be a fascinating fight. Adesanya vs. Silva was elevated to main event from co-main event, as Robert Whittaker’s diagnosed hernia led to his middleweight title fight vs. Kelvin Gastelum being cancelled.
UFC 234 will air live from Melbourne, Australia this Saturday night, February 9th. The main card starts on PPV with a fight time of 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT, with the ESPN prelims beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on and Fight Pass prelims showing from 6:30 p.m. ET.
How do these two stack up?
Adesanya: 29 years old | 6’3” | 80” reach
Silva: 43 years old | 6’1” | 77” reach
What have these two done recently?
Adesanya: W – Derek Brunson (TKO) | W – Brad Tavares (UD) | W – Marvin Vettori (SD)
Silva: W – Derek Brunson (UD) | L – Daniel Cormier (UD) | L – Michael Bisping (UD)
How did these two get here?