Adesanya to headline UFC 234

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Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Offers To Step In And Save The UFC 234 Main Headliner Bout

Rising New Zealand sensation Israel Adesanya will suddenly become part of the main event of UFC 234 in Melbourne on Sunday, after Robert Whittaker was forced to withdraw due to a hernia.

Later in the day, he began cramping and around 10 o'clock at night, while being closely monitored by his team, started vomiting - which is when he was rushed to hospital. "It wasn't a weight-cutting related issue or anything like that, it's just a very unfortunate hernia issue which may even require a procedure".

Okamoto added the hernia may require a surgical procedure and keep the middleweight champion out of action.

As a result, the middleweight co-main event between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva will be elevated to the new UFC 234 headliner.

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This guarantees Whittaker is still yet to make a defense of the UFC's 185-pound crown.

Whittaker was set to defend his title for the first time since becoming interim champion at UFC 213.

Adesanya is undefeated from 15 fights in mixed martial arts, and won his first four fights in the UFC past year, including three victories that were adjudged performance of the night.

Whittaker last defended his belt in an immediate rematch with Yoel Romero at UFC 225 last summer. The fight overshadowed the main event in the buildup anyway.

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