Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to mixed martial arts (MMA) to throw hands against welterweight import Kelvin Gastelum at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 122 combat sports event on Sat., Nov. 25, 2017 inside Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
Watch them come face to face at today’s media event in the embedded video above.
Silva (34-8, 1 NC) scored his first win in over four years by outpointing Derek Brunson at the UFC 208 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in February, which followed a dreadful 0-4 run with one no contest, thanks to a drug test suspension back in 2015.
Gastelum (13-3, 1 NC), who was originally expected to bite “The Spider” in Rio (until this), suffered his first defeat at 185 pounds when former division champion Chris Weidman forced his surrender at UFC on FOX 25 last July.
No other bouts have been announced for the promotion’s debut in Shanghai; however, you can expect that to change in the coming weeks, if not days.