The Plunder Down Under UFC 234

Tonight the Rod Laver arena in Melbourne, Australia becomes the battleground of civil unrest. Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker the New Zealand-born Australian fighter will defend his UFC Middleweight Title against the American Kelvin Gastelum.

Whittaker comes in at 20-4 while Gastelum holds a record of 15-3. While both weighed in at 185 lbs The Reaper stands 6 feet tall with a stunning 73.5 inch reach. The 5’9″ Gastelum concedes 2″ in reach and will need to avoid a blistering jab from Whittaker. Both men are coming off a win in their last fights. Gastelum survived a split decision win over Jacare Souza while Whittaker secured a solid win over Yoel Romero.

This MSB writer likes Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker for the win

The Semi Main Event seems to be drawing all the buzz in this one and understandably so. Anderson “The Spider” Silva once considered the best pound for pound fighter in mixed martial arts faces a near mirror image of his younger self in undefeated Israel “‎The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, The 43 year old Silva gives up 2″ inches in height and 2.5″ in reach to the 29 year old Nigerian Nightmare. Silva the former UFC Middleweight Champion once held the title for 2,457 days and now finds himself a huge underdog to Adesanya. With a pro record of 34-8 “The Spider” will lean on experience while at 15-0 “The Last Stylebender” will use his speed and stamina to try and out strike a legend at his own game.

My pick for this fight is Israel “‎The Last Stylebender” Adesanya

Other match ups on the Main Card include
Jim Crute vs Sam Alvey
Montana De La Rosa vs Nadia Kassem
Rani Yahya vs Ricky Simon

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Damon Smith

I am the new writer for combat sports such as UFC, Bellator, Boxing and WWE here with MSB. I have been involved in pro wrestling on the Indie circuit for over 20 years as Devin Storm. Owner of Rampage All-Star Wrestling and talent manager and announcer for a few other promotions. An avid sports fan born and raised in Texas. I am married to my beautiful wife Jodi and have two sons Dustin and Dalton. Life long passion for Pro Wrestling and love MMA so getting this gig was amazing for me. You can expect not only WWE and UFC news but also some gems from other promotions in these two sports. So buckle up buttercup it's gonna be a wild ride. Follow me on twitter at @damonsmith34 and @MSBFightClub

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