UFC 234 Live Results
Hours before UFC’s return to Australia got underway, the show was flipped upside down with the announcement that middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, originally scheduled to defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event, is out due to a hernia.
As such, the main event was canceled, but not the show itself. The new main event will be a highly-anticipated bout between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva. Adesanya has been one of UFC’s fastest-rising stars and is being looked at as a future superstar, quickly putting himself into title contention. Meanwhile, Silva is at the end of his career and will be looking to go out on a high note against the man many call “the next Anderson Silva.”
Join FIGHT SPORTS as we bring you live results of UFC 234 with Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva in the main event:
UFC 234 Results:
Israel Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Lando Vannata defeated Marcos Mariano by submission (Kimura lock) in round 1, 4:55
Ricky Simon defeated Rani Yahya by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Montana De La Rosa defeated Nadia Kassem by submission (armbar) in round 2, 2:37
Jim Crute defeated Sam Alvey by TKO in round 1, 2:49
Devonte Smith defeated Dong Hyun Ma by TKO in round 1, 3:53
Shane Young defeated Austin Arnett by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kai Kara-France defeated Raulian Paiva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kyung Ho Kang defeated Teruto Ishihara by submission (rear naked choke) in round 1, 3:59
Jalin Turner defeated Callan Potter by KO in round 1, 0:53
Jonathan Martinez defeated Wuliji Buren by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva:
Round 1: Adesanya and Silva do not do much in the first round as Adesanya throws a leg kick. Silva counters with a strike, but Adesanya starts letting his hands go and get the better of the long-time veteran. Silva gives chase to Adesanya, landing a single punch, but missing several others. Adesanya throws a 1-2 combination upstairs, but misses a high kick. Silva moves forward and misses a high kick of his own. Adesanya misses another kick and taunts Silva as the round ends.
Round 2: Adesanya throws a left hand and Silva counters with a straight right hand. Silva throws a kick to the midsection, but Adesanya partially blocks it. Adesanya taunts Silva and then hits a straight left and Silva has no problem taking the punch from the rising star. Adesanya lands another left hand but misses another kick. Silva gets a counter right hand in on Adesanya. Silva lands a combination on Adesanya, but the young upstart gets out of trouble and lands a leg kick. Both men trade straight right hands. Adesanya lands another leg kick and Silva responds with one of his own. Silva moves forward and lands a right hand and Adesanya tries to go for a knee strike. Silva ends the round with a kick, but misses wildly.
Round 3: Adesanya hurts Silva for a brief moment, but Silva gets Adesanya to trip for a brief second. Silva tries to take advantage and goes for a vicious jumping knee but hits the cage. Adesanya and Silva continue their showmanship and dare each other to attack. Adesanya eventually moves back to the center of the octagon and Silva follows suit. Silva blocks a low kick. Adesanya connects with a quick left jab. Adesanya slowly pressures Silva back, but is unable to get any striking going. Adesanya throws a flurry of punches to Silva, who tells his opponent to throw more. Silva then throws a high kick, but Adesanya blocks it. Silva misses another spinning kick. The fight ends with Adesanya missing a spinning back fist.