Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-3) returns home to challenge rising title contender Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, 1 NC) at the upcoming UFC on FOX 25 mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Sat., 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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