Kelvin Gastelum Injured, Forces UFC 195 Reshuffle

An injury has forced twelfth-ranked welterweight Kelvin Gastelum out of his scheduled UFC 195 bout against Kyle Noke.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the development on Tuesday evening.

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Kelvin-Gastelum-UFConFox9-750Promotional newcomer Alex Morono will replace Gastelum at the Jan. 2 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but there’s been a shuffling of the fight card.

The newly announced Noke vs. Morono fight will takes place on the preliminary portion of the card, while the lightweight match-up between Abel Trujillo and Tony Sims has been elevated to open the main card.

The welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Carlos Condit headlines the UFC 195 headlines the pay-per-view event.

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