Kelvin Gastelum was compelled to withdraw from the UFC Struggle Night time 217 headliner after taking an unintentional knee, and now we’ve got a glimpse into the character of his damage.
Gastelum was scheduled to face Nassourdine Imavov (12-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas however was pulled after getting his entrance tooth knocked out in observe. He was changed by Sean Strickland (25-5 MMA, 12-5 UFC), who will now face Imavov in a lightweight heavyweight bout.
Gastelum (17-8 MMA, 11-8 UFC) needed to get his tooth sewn again on and due to the stitches, he wasn’t cleared to compete.
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Gastelum was seeking to get again into the win column after dropping 5 of his previous six. His lone win in throughout that stretch came visiting Ian Heinisch in February 2021 at UFC 258.
UFC Struggle Night time 217 takes place Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The cardboard streams on ESPN+.
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