A welterweight match up between Kelvin Gastelum and Matt Brown has been announced as the main event for a Fight Night card that will be held in Mexico. The bout was made public by the UFC on Tuesday.
What is notable about this match up is that Gastelum is being allowed to compete back down at the welterweight division. Gastelum was on a sort of probation period with president Dana White after the former TUF winner failed to make-weight for his bout against Tyron Woodley at UFC 183. Gastelum would go on to lose the bout via a unanimous decision and was fined 30 percent of his purse. After the fight and angry White stated that Gastelum would not be allowed to compete in the welterweight division citing his health as the main reason.
Gastelum’s next bout would be in the middleweight division at UFC 188. He would go on to defeat Nate Marquardt via a TKO and at the post fight press conference White was still adamant about Gastelum staying in the middleweight division.
After a two fight losing streak Matt Brown bounced back with a submission win over Tim Means at UFC189. Brown had won seven straight bouts before losing to Robbie Lawler in a number one contender’s match last year. He would then go on to lose to former champion Johny Hendricks in March of this year.
The UFC Fight Night card will take place November 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card is expected to be televised live on Fox Sports 1 with preliminary bouts airing on the UFC Fight Pass app.