Chris Curtis vs. Kelvin Gastelum Booked for UFC 287 on April 8
Chris Curtis will lock horns with Kelvin Gastelum in a middleweight scrap at UFC 287.
Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report from MMA Mania. UFC 287 takes place on April 8, with a headliner yet to be confirmed. While a venue has yet to be announced, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., is rumored to be a likely destination for the event.
The 35-year-old Curtis is 4-1 in the Las Vegas-based promotion, with his lone setback coming against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 208 this past July. The former CES MMA champion last appeared at UFC 282, where he defeated Joaquin Buckley via second-round KO on Dec. 10.
Gastelum, meanwhile, was supposed to face Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night 217 on Jan. 14, but a mouth injury forced him to withdraw on the week of the fight. “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner has struggled of late, losing five of his last six Octagon appearances – including a unanimous decision defeat to Jared Cannonier in his last outing at UFC on ESPN 29.
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