UFC234 Update:

Due to a severe abdominal injury requiring emergency surgery, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 234 main event against Kelvin Gastelum.

The new main event will be a three-round middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya.

Due to change in the main event, customers may request a full refund of their purchased tickets at the point of sale. Ticketek Customers can use this link. Refunds will be processed from Monday 11th February and may take 10 business days to process.

Please note that tickets which have been scanned are not eligible for a refund.


  • No backpacks, sports bags or bags larger than 30cms x 30cms x 30cms in size are permitted.
  • For this event all beverages sold or brought into the venue are required to be decanted into 600ml cups provided.
  • Flags and hand-held signs under 1m x 1m are permitted as long as they bear no message which may be construed as offensive. Should it impact another patrons sight line, you may be asked to cloak the item at our information booth. 
  • Before arriving at Rod Laver Arena, please ensure you have read and understand our conditions of entry.

The UFC middleweight title will be on the line in Melbourne, as Australia’s own Robert Whittaker defends his crown for the first time on home soil against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234.

Former winners of The Ultimate Fighter, Whittaker and Gastelum kept that collision course intact as rival coaches on the most recent season of the reality show. This February, they will finally meet in the Octagon, with “The Reaper” risking his title and nine-fight winning streak against Gastelum, who has parlayed big victories over Michael Bisping and Jacare Souza into a shot at championship gold.

In the co-main event, a rising star faces a living legend as striking phenom Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya takes on his toughest test to date in former
middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva. New Zealand’s Adesanya looks to keep his perfect record intact to kick off 2019, but the always-formidable Silva will be aiming to get his first pair of back-to-back wins in the Octagon since 2012.


Please note that Olympic Boulevard will be closed from Punt Road to AAMI Park on both February 9 and 10. Rod Laver Arena will not be accessible by car or tram from the Richmond end Olympic Boulevard. Cars must approach from the river end via Alexandra Avenue or Batman Avenue. This may add up to one hour to your travel time so please plan accordingly to avoid disappointment.

Tram 70 (Wattle Park) will also be affected by this road closure between AAMI Park (Stop 7D) and Richmond Station (Stop 8) on Swan Street. Patrons will still be able to access all venues with minor detours on foot. You can view more detailed maps and information about these roadworks here.

For more information on road closures around our precinct please visit the Victoria’s Big Build website (bigbuild.vic.gov.au). Guests with further enquiries about these closures or additional event information can contact us on (03) 9286 1600 or via email at enquiries@mopt.vic.gov.au. Roads information is available on 1800 105 105


Official UFC234 merchandise will be on sale at Rod Laver Arena from 9am Saturday 9 February for the weigh-in, and Sunday 10 February. A pop up merchandise booth will be available outside our new grand entrance, and there will be multiple outlets inside the arena concourse. You can also shop the collection online here.


We're excited to share with guests of UFC234 our new Grand Entrance, featuring three levels of delicious food and beverage options. Our restaurant on Level 3, Railyards Bistro & Bar will be open from 11am to 2pm for lunch, and our roof top bar, The Upper Deck will be open from 11am to 2pm, and then from the end of the main card to 6pm so you can grab a drink and bite to eat after the main event! You can read more about food and beverage options at Rod Laver Arena here.


Rod Laver Arena's The Loft is the ultimate upgrade to your concert experience.  Offering direct access to the arena, two complimentary drinks, a private bar, separate bathrooms and a comfortable place to chill out before the show, treat yourself to a night out with friends, or create a special date night at The Loft.

With only 100 tickets available per show, The Loft is your own concert oasis and you'll be able to come and go throughout the show. Tickets are available via Ticketek here.

 Only tickets purchased from our official ticketing partner; Ticketek, are valid for this event. Tickets purchased through any other sources may not be valid and you may not be admitted into the show.



UFC 234

Sunday 10 February

Saturday 9th February:

9.30am: Outer Doors

10.00am: Inner Doors

11.00am: Official Weigh-ins

11.30am: Q&A

12.30pm: Event Concludes (approx.)

Sunday 10th February:

9.00am: Outer Doors

9.30am: Inner Doors

10.30am: First Fight (3 Fights)

12:00pm: TV Prelims (4 Fights)

2.00pm: Main Card (5 fights)

5.00pm: Event Concludes (approx.)