Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum announced for UFC 212 in Rio

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  1. Crunchie

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/3/1...-kelvin-gastelum-announced-for-ufc-212-in-rio

    Kelvin Gastelum called out Anderson Silva for the UFC’s next Brazil pay-per-view card. Now, he’s got him.

    Silva will face Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, the UFC announced Tuesday. The news was first reported by Combate’s Ana Hissa earlier Tuesday.

    Silva (34-8, 1 NC), the former middleweight champion regarded as the greatest UFC titleholder of all time, is coming off a unanimous, but controversial decision win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 last month in Brooklyn. “The Spider” had not officially won a bout before that since 2012. Silva, now 41 years old, owns the UFC records for most consecutive wins (16) and most consecutive title defenses (10).

    Gastelum (14-2) called out Silva following his first-round TKO win over Vitor Belfort on Saturday night in Fortaleza, Brazil. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner has won three straight, including the last two via finish at middleweight after having issues cutting to welterweight. Gastelum, 25, has an impressive 9-2 record in the UFC and is a top young talent.

    UFC 212 is headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Max Holloway. No co-main event has been made official yet. Also on the card, former top strawweight contenders Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Claudia Gadelha will square off.
     
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    Gastelum by KO
     
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    I'm with Sub.
     
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    Didn't he just fucking retire?
     
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    Perfect timing for this fight to happen for Gastelum imo. He lit up Kennedy and Belfort in his last two outings and has some momentum. Silva can still be dangerous in this fight. If Gastelum wins it just adds to his momentum and confidence (which lacks sometimes at 185). If Gastelum loses via being finished, people shrug their shoulders and say "well, that's Anderson Silva, I'm not surprised" and that's it. If Kelvin wins, which I think he will if he fights smart, it will just add to his momentum. Kelvin is the future or so it seems at this point.
     
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    Gastelum is a real prospect already fighting at a high level. He's only 25.

    His only loses were 2 split decisions at WW. He gases at that weight due to the severe weight cut.

    IMO he should stick with MW and turn some of that fat into conditioned muscle.

    This fight is tailored made for both.

    Anderson will have a huge reach advantage but Gastelums constant forward pressure will not allow Anderson to set up his shots.

    I really like this fight.
     
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    Rickson better start training. He's next on the hit list.
     
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    Anderson should fight Romero
     
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    ZOMG! Michael bisping is replacing Anderson Silva and fighting Kelvin gastelum in Shanghai. This is a dream fight
     
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    A dream fight for people that like to see Bisping brutally knocked out.
     
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    Maybe, but i think we may see the real Gastelum chin test?
     

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