Robert Whittaker out of UFC 234

9. 2. 2019

Robert Whittaker will not defend his title!

ESPN reported Whittaker was diagnosed with a discus hernia. The middleweight champion was scheduled to defend his title against challenger Kelvin Gastelumin the main event of UFC 234. It was confirmed that Whittaker has been forced to withdraw due to an injury.  No informations about Kelvin for now.

Originally co-main event Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya is now the new main event.