UFC 234 results: Adesanya beats Anderson Silva

10. 2. 2019

Anderson Silva is not young fighter anymore, but he’s still got more than enough left in the tank to put on an entertaining main event bout.

Silva had more than his fair share of moments, Adesanya is the one in his prime. And that showed as the bout wore on. Adesanya was faster, had more gas in the tank, and simply landed the bigger shots as he went on to a unanimous decision victory at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. The judges’ scores were 29-28, 30-27, 30-27. 

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

Full results:

MAIN CARD:

   MethodRoundTimeNotes
MiddleweightIsrael Adesanyadef.Anderson SilvaDecision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)35:00 
LightweightLando Vannatadef.Marcos MarianoSubmission (kimura)14:55 
BantamweightRicky Simondef.Rani YahyaDecision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)35:00 
Women's FlyweightMontana De La Rosadef.Nadia KassemVerbal Submission (armbar)22:37 
Light HeavyweightJimmy Crutedef.Sam AlveyTKO (punches)12:49 
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
LightweightDevonte Smithdef.Dong Hyun MaTKO (punches)13:49 
FeatherweightShane Youngdef.Austin ArnettDecision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)35:00 
FlyweightKai Kara-Francedef.Raulian PaivaDecision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)35:00 
BantamweightKyung Ho Kangdef.Teruto IshiharaTechnical Submission (rear-naked choke)13:59 
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
LightweightJalin Turnerdef.Callan PotterKO (punches)10:53 
BantamweightJonathan Martinezdef.Wuliji BurenDecision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)