UFC middleweights Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum will serve as the main event for UFC on FOX 25 on Saturday, July 22nd.
The first ever UFC show to take place on Long Island, New York has its main event. As was announced during Friday’s “Summer Kickoff” press conference, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman will take on contender Kelvin Gastelum.
Currently, Weidman (13-3) finds himself in a three-fight losing streak after being stopped by Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and, most recently, the bizarre second-round TKO vs. Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 in Buffalo. The Long Islander’s last win came in May 2015, when he TKO’d Vitor Belfort in his final successful title defense prior to losing the belt to Rockhold.
Gastelum (13-2, 1 NC) is unbeaten in his last three outings, with victories over Johny Hendricks and Tim Kennedy. The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner also knocked out Vitor Belfort in the first round of their UFC Fortaleza bout in March, but the win was overturned to a no-contest once Gastelum tested positive for marijuana in an in-competition drug test. Gastelum’s last loss was a November 2015 split decision vs. Neil Magny, in a five-round main event in Monterrey, Mexico.
UFC on FOX 25 takes place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York on Saturday, July 22nd. Also recently confirmed for the event is a bantamweight scrap between Jimmie Rivera and Thomas Almeida.