UFC 234 in Australia takes place on Saturday 9th of February at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne where the sold out venue will bare witness to Robert Whittaker – the first ever Australian Champion in MMA – defending his 185 lb Middleweight belt against number one contender Kelvin Gastelum in the main event.
As usual there will be a lot of UFC betting action between the favourites and the underdogs on the various betting lines, but do remember that things don’t always go to plan when it comes to MMA betting.
Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker will have the advantage of fighting on home soil on Saturday night, but takes on against a very dangerous challenger in Kelvin Gastelum so he will want to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Robert Whittaker Vs Kelvin Gastelum Betting Odds
The Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum betting odds strongly favour Robert Whittaker, who is the -250 bookies favourite at bet365 online sportsbook while you can bet the underdog Kelvin Gastelum at best UFC odds of +200 over at Betway.
This looks a huge task for Gastelum, going to a place as vast and proud as Australia and taking on their UFC Champion ‘down under’. Whittaker is now unbeaten in five years and has beaten the best of the Middleweight division en route to the title.
He beat Yoel Romero for the second time in his latest fight, which was a non-title bout after Romero missed weight. Whittaker showed the heart of a champion to take the fight in the first place, and to grind out a decision win in a classic encounter.
Robert Whittaker Vs Kelvin Gastelum Betting Tips
Kelvin Gastelum is a rising force in UFC and has power and hunger on his side, but Robert Whittaker is arguably the better all round fighter. He is as tough as they come and our UFC prediction is that he can get the job done in style here.
Robert Whittaker by KO, TKO, Submission or DQ at +125 with bet365*
* Odds correct at the time of writing