Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum Interim Title Fight Announced

Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum Interim Title Fight Announced

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Israel “The Last Style Bender” Adesanya’s meteoric rise to the UFC most important occasion scene will now embody an interim title struggle in opposition to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236, based on a report by ESPN’s

Current UFC Middleweight champion, Robert Whittaker, was compelled to withdraw from his title bout in opposition to Gastelum at UFC 234 earlier this month in Melbourne, Australia, as a consequence of an stomach hernia. Whittaker remains to be recovering, and 

“This is my belt,” Gastelum stated backstage at UFC 234 (H/T MMA Junkie). “I earned this. I confirmed up, traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles from house, made the load. In my world, the wrestling world, if the man exhibits up and makes the load, for some motive cancels the bout, the man forfeits the match – I win. I’m the champion.”

Adesanya outclassed UFC legend Anderson Silva in the principle occasion of UFC 234 to enhance to 16-Zero, together with a 5-Zero document within the UFC in only a 12-month span.