Chris Weidman, Kelvin Gastelum Set To Headline UFC On Fox Show


After controversy surrounded both men, Kelvin Gastelum and Chris Weidman will lock horns.

Gastelum (13-2, 1 NC) and Weidman (13-3) will do battle at UFC on Fox on July 22 in New York, serving as a headliner for the event. The fight was announced during the UFC's Summer Kickoff press conference on Friday. 

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Weidman is in the middle of appealing his TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi from UFC 210. Weidman was rendered unable to continue after an initially questionable knee from Mousasi caused a break in the action. 

Gastelum was scheduled to face Anderson Silva at UFC 212, but was pulled after he failed for a substance known as Carboxy-THC, which is a marijuana metabolite or hashish, according to USADA.

Weidman is currently ranked #6, while Gastelum was pulled from the rankings after his 90 day suspension was announced.

UFC on Fox takes place from NYCB Live from Long Island, New York on July 22.

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