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The MMA Vivisection – UFC 234: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum picks, odds, & analysis

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UFC 234 is essentially a boxing PPV. A single title fight at the top to hook viewers in who are willing to pay to watch the champion compete (sadly for Robert Whittaker so far, that number has been low), and a showcase for rising talent Israel Adesanya (who the UFC expects people will pay to watch down the road) against an aging legend in Anderson Silva (who can still bring some notoriety to the table). That’s it. Everything else is just absolute filler. Even fights that would be decent on better booked cards look barely passable on this one.

If you’re interested in the meager prelim offerings, you can find those on the UFC 234 PRELIMS Vivi below (or watch it the old fashioned way on YouTube):

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Here’s a look at the upcoming UFC 234 card from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, as it stands right now:

PPV MAIN CARD | 10PM/7PM ET&PT
Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum
Anderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya
Rani Yahya vs Ricky Simón
Nadia Kassem vs Montana De La Rosa
Jim Crute vs Sam Alvey

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ET&PT
Dong Hyun Ma vs Devonte Smith
Austin Arnett vs Shane Young
Kai Kara-France vs Raulian Paiva
Teruto Ishihara vs Kyung Ho Kang

FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ET&PT
Lando Vannata vs Marcos Rosa
Jalin Turner vs Callan Potter
Wuliji Buren vs Jonathan Martinez


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