Middleweight contenders Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum will collide for a spot in the 185-pound title chase when they throw hands in the UFC Vegas 34 main event, scheduled for TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 21, 2021) on ESPN and ESPN+ at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Gastelum (16-7, 1 NC) was one victory away from capturing the interim middleweight strap against Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 back in early 2019. Instead, the former welterweight came up short by way of split decision — part of a dreadful 1-4 streak that includes losses to Darren Till and Robert Whittaker.
As for Cannonier (13-5), he’s also looking to rebound from a decision loss to Whittaker, one that snapped a three-fight win streak dating back to May 2019. “The Killa Gorilla” — a former heavyweight — is one of the hardest punchers at 185 pounds and will look to keep his spot in the Top 5 by vanquishing Gastelum.
Nothing left to do now except fight.
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