Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon set for UFC Fight Night in Indianapolis with Paulo Thiago hurt

Pictured: Brian Melancon - USA TODAY Sports

Paulo Thiago out, Brian Melancon in. Better or worse match-up for Kelvin Gastelum?

That didn't take very long.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Kelvin Gastelum will make his 170-pound debut against Brian Melancon at the upcoming UFC Fight Night: "Condit vs. Kampmann 2" event on Aug. 28, 2013 from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

His original opponent, Paulo Thiago, was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury (details).

Gastelum (6-0) shocked the world by defeating the heavily-favored Uriah Hall via split decision at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 live finale last April in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at just 21 years-old, could be one of the division's brightest prospects.

Speaking of which...

Melancon crossed over from the ranks of Strikeforce and made a smashing debut, literally, by putting Seth Baczynski to sleep at the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event over Fourth of July Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, marking finish number five in seven wins.

Who ya' got?

UFC Fight Night: "Condit vs. Kampmann 2" will feature a welterweight rematch between top division contenders Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann. The pair first met at UFC Fight Night 18 back in 2009, a headlining bout that served as "The Natural Born Killer's" Octagon debut.

"The Hitman" was victorious by way of split decision.

For more news and notes on the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on FOX Sports 1 event check out our comprehensive news archive by clicking here.


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