Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Targeted for UFC’s First Event in Mainland China
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 10, 2017
A middleweight bout between Anderson
Silva and Kelvin
Gastelum has been targeted for the Ultimate Fighting
Championship’s Nov. 25 event in Shanghai, China.
Multiple outlets confirmed the booking on Thursday following an
initial report from
FloCombat.com. The event, which will likely be UFC Fight Night
122, takes place at Mercedes-Benz Arena and marks the promotion’s
first event in mainland China.
Silva and Gastelum were initially scheduled to meet at UFC 212 in
Brazil this past June, but that bout was canceled after Gastelum
received a provisional suspension for a positive marijuana test in
relation to a UFC Fight Night 106 bout vs. Vitor
Belfort in March.
Silva halted a five-bout winless streak in his last outing at UFC
208, as he outpointed Derek
Brunson on Feb. 11. Gastelum, meanwhile, is coming off a
third-round submission defeat to former 185-pound champion Chris
Weidman at UFC on Fox 25 on July 22.