On Saturday night, news broke that the UFC is scheduling a fight at UFC 234 on February 9th in Melbourne, Australia between rising star Israel Adesanya and the legendary Anderson Silva. With this, Silva will be returning from a suspension that kept him away from competition for over a year.
Adesanya, who has been making headlines by putting on dominant performances in the Middleweight division, has been looking for a worthy opponent or a future title fight. Some of his rumored opponents included Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum.
Silva hasn’t fought since UFC 208 in February of 2017, where he defeated Derek Brunson by unanimous decision. He was then scheduled to fight Gastelum in November of 2017 before being pulled from the card due to a failed drug test.
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