A meaningful welterweight fight between Matt Brown and Kelvin Gastelum will headline the TUF Latin America 2 Finale in Mexico on November 21st.
Brown is currently ranked No.5 in the division after he rebounded from two losses against the top two fighters in the division, Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks, with a first round submission finish against Tim Means at UFC 189 last month.
Prior to his losses Brown had gone on an unexpected and highly praised seven fight unbeaten stretch that had put him almost within reach of a title shot, and with a new win under his belt he’s now got his sights set on the summit of the division once again.
Due to repeated issues with his weight, former TUF winner Gastelum was forced to take a fight at middleweight last time out, and that worked out for him with a second round TKO stoppage over Nate Marquardt.
However, Gastelum was adamant that he wanted to return to the 170lb weight class as soon as possible, and despite Dana White initially being reluctant for him to do so, it appears the fighter has managed to get his way in the end and he’ll have to make absolutely certain that he makes the 171lb limit this time out.
Due to the recent uncertainty over his weight class, Gastelum isn’t currently ranked in the welterweight division, but with a 6-1 UFC record to date he’s certainly a contender that has to be taken seriously and will offer a stiff test for ‘The Immortal’.