Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-3) will return home to challenge rising title contender Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, 1 NC) at the upcoming UFC on FOX 25 mixed martial arts (MMA) event this Saturday night (July 22, 2017) from inside NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York.
Weidman, 32, has struggled to capture a victory inside the Octagon since losing his title to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194. The New Yorker recently dropped back-to-back knockout losses to Yoel Romero and Gegard Mousasi, extending his current losing streak to three. This headlining act will be the third-straight fight in which Weidman is competing in "The Empire State."
Gastelum, 25, is coming off a brief squabble with USADA, in which he had his knockout victory over Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 overturned to a no contest and his UFC 212 bout opposite Anderson Silva cancelled. Still, the former welterweight is red hot at 185 pounds and could easily leap into immediate title contention with a finish over his "All American" rival.
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