Gastelum Set to Face Belfort in Brazil
Brazilian news source Combate reported Kelvin Gastelum is now slated to take on former middleweight title challenger and light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort, in an event scheduled for March 11, in Fortaleza, Brazil. Combate has not reported any other bouts for the UFC Fortaleza card as of yet, and did not clarify if Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum would be the main event of the night.
Belfort (25-13) will look to end a two-fight losing skid where he suffered two TKO losses to Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza. Belfort’s last win comes more than a year ago where he knocked out a now retired Dan Henderson.
Gastelum handled Tim Kennedy without much effort last weekend in Toronto and will look to climb over Belfort in the middleweight rankings and build on this new found success at a more manageable weight class.