UFC Vegas 24: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum fight card

UFC Vegas 24: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum battle card.

For the second week in a row, middleweights take middle stage when No. 1 contender Robert Whittaker steps within the Octagon to battle No. 8 Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24.

The 2 had been initially scheduled to compete at UFC 234 in Australia, however Whittaker was pressured off the cardboard the morning of the battle attributable to a medical emergency that required fast surgical procedure. Gastelum is now stepping in as a alternative for the injured Paulo Costa, Whittaker’s unique opponent, in what will likely be a matchup followers have now waited over two years for.

Gastelum snapped his three-fight dropping skid when he defeated Ian Heinisch through unanimous determination at UFC 258, a battle during which he was capable of showcase his superior wrestling skills. The previous title challenger will look to string collectively back-to-back wins in hopes of securing a rematch with present middleweight king Israel Adesanya. In the meantime, Whittaker has received two in a row since dropping the title to Adesanya at UFC 243. “The Reaper” rattled off unanimous determination victories over each Darren Until and Jared Cannonier in 2020.

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Major Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN+):

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun
  • Luis Pena vs. Alexander Munoz
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Invoice Algeo

Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN+):

  • Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish
  • Alexandr Romanov vs. Juan Espino
  • Jessica Penne vs. Lupita Godinez
  • Bartosz Fabinski vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes
  • Tony Gravely vs. Anthony Birchak

UFC Vegas 24 takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, reside from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided, who’s on-site, for all of your reside information and highlights.

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