The bout has been a long time coming. The two were selected to coach The Ultimate Fighter 28 and face each other at 234 in February 2019, but Whittaker was forced out of the bout hours before the event due to an abdominal hernia.
Gastelum steps into the fight at UFC Vegas 24 on short notice, replacing Whittaker’s original opponent, Paulo Costa, who withdrew because of illness.
Prior to Saturday’s headliner, watch Gastelum’s stellar performance against Ian Heinisch, which ended a three-fight skid against some of the top middleweights in the world.
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Marvin Vettori makes his case for getting the next title shot against Isreal Adesanya
Marvin Vettori makes the case as to why he should be next to challenge Israel Adesanya for the middleweight belt during the UFC on ABC 2 Post-Fight Press Conference. Vettori fought Adesanya to a split decision at UFC on FOX 29 in April 2018.
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