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Robert Whittaker To Defend Title Against Kelvin Gastelum At UFC 234 In Australia

Robert Whittaker To Defend Title Against Kelvin Gastelum At UFC 234 In Australia

Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum In Works For UFC 234

The middleweight title showdown between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is happening next year.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed with UFC head honcho Dana White that Whittaker is expected to defend his title at UFC 234 PPV event on February 9 in Australia against top contender Kelvin Gastelum.

White also mentioned if Chris Weidman came out victorious at UFC 230 with unscathed, he’d be used as an alternate for the title bout if needed.

“Yeah, we need alternates for things like that. You know the crazy stuff that goes on around here.”

Whittaker last fought at UFC 225 back in June where he won via split decision after defeating Yoel Romero. The fight was supposed to be a title, but Cuban missed weight which led to a non-title showdown. After this bout, ‘The Reaper’ was sidelined with an injury as he broke his hand which required the surgery.

He’s since recovering while coaching ‘TUF 28’ opposite Gastelum.

Gastelum, a former Ultimate Fighter winner last competed back in May where he defeated Brazilian contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza which earn him fight of the night. Before this win, Gastelum, 27 scored a massive first-round knockout win over the former champion Michael Bisping.

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