MELBOURNE, Australia – Unbeaten Israel Adesanya had his first official staredown with former longtime UFC champ Anderson Silva following today’s UFC 234 pre-fight press conference. Just two days before their encounter on Saturday, Adesanya (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC) finally came face-to-face ahead of their crucial middleweight bout, which serves as the co-main event of UFC 234. Watch the video of the face-off above. Related UFC 234 breakdown: Can Anderson Silva pull off shocker on Israel Adesanya? Israel Adesanya reveres Anderson Silva, but blasts his choice of coach Anderson Silva still dreams of greatness, which maybe shouldn't surprise us as much as it does UFC 234 takes place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.

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