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Former TUF Winners Kelvin Gastelum and Court McGee Added to UFC on Fox 9

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Kelvin Gastelum TUF 17 Winner-478x270A pair of The Ultimate Fighter winners, Kelvin Gastelum and Court McGee, will face off at UFC on Fox 9.

Fox Deportes first reported the news and UFC officials confirmed the match-up on Thursday.

Gastelum (7-0) won the seventeenth season of the popular reality show by defeating Uriah Hall by split decision on April 13.  In his second UFC fight and his welterweight debut, Gastelum defeated Brian Melancon by submission in the opening round.

Gastelum hopes to keep his undefeated record intact and extending his winning streak to eight.

McGee (16-3) won the eleventh season of The Ulitimate Fighter by defeating Kris McCray via submission in the second round in June 2010.  McGee won his next two outings, but after losing back-to-back fights to Costa Philippou and Nick Ring, he decided to drop from middleweight down to the 170-pound division.  Since changing weight classes, McGee is on a two-fight winning streak with victories over Josh Neer and Robert Whittaker.

UFC on Fox 9 takes place on Dec. 14 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.  A lightweight title fight between newly crowned champion Anthony Pettis and challenger Josh Thomson headlines the event.

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  • Mark McDowall

    Good fight!!! This has big potential!!

  • shakejunt

    seemed like whittaker hurt his hand and court was able to just steal rounds. expecting some more dominance from kelvin.

  • james velasquez

    Great matchup. Court is one tough SOB! Apart from his skills, his pressure and endurance is what makes him such a good fighter.

    Everyone is expecting big things from Kelvin. IMO i think his power could be the diference in this one. Looking forward to the fight though.

  • Jay Mcgarrity

    I like both of these guys and don’t really want to see either lose. Court probably won’t be able to get the takedown and if he does I don’t see him being able to hold Kelvin down for very long. It will probably only be a matter of time before Kelvin lands a big shot and puts Court down but Court has been known for coming out ahead in underdog situations. That being said, Court is one of the toughest out there and I wouldn’t be surprised if he weathered anything Kelvin had and tired him out with a fast pace and a lot of pressure. Should be an exciting fight.

  • Kbroesq

    Another great, and someone unexpected match-up.

    I’m a big McGee fan. The guy is legit and very mild-mannered; I like that about him. This is a true test for both fighters. We’re really going to see how good Gastelum is and how good his gas tank is. You better be able to outpoint McGee, ’cause you’re probably not going to knock him out.