Chris Curtis talks upcoming fight at UFC 289 and appealing loss to Kelvin Gastelum

Chris Curtis loves to fight and that’s why he’s been pilling up fights ever since he joined the UFC roster in late 2021.

Curtis has had seven octagon appearances so far and at UFC 289 on June 10, he will make his eighth UFC walk when he takes on Nassourdine Imavov.

The fight comes just two months after Curtis lost a controversial decision to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 287.

In that fight, both men put on a war for the fans, but Curtis was knocked down in the second round from an accidental  headbutt and the referee missed it. As a result of the referee missing the headbutt, Gastelum was able to get off some nice ground and pound an ultimately won the round. 

Following that loss, Curtis appealed the contest and is still awaiting the ruling the on from the Florida state athletic commission.

Curtis knows its an uphill battle to get the decision reserved and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get a rematch with Gastelum, even if that means moving down to the welterweight division.

In the meantime, the Gastelum stuff is in the rear view mirror as Curtis is all dialed in on getting a win at UFC 289.

If history is going to repeat itself, things should play out great for Curtis in the fight.

So far in his long career which has spanned over 40 professional fights, Curtis has fought in Canada on three occasions.

All three of those fights resulted in wins for Curtis that’s why he calls Canada his home away from from.

Now he’s planning on making his Canadian record 4-0 when he fights Imavov in Vancouver at UFC 289.

Ahead of the fight, MyMMANews stopped by Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas and spoke with Curtis.

In his interview, he discussed his appeal of the Gastelum fight, he’s training and preparation at Xtreme Couture, his upcoming fight and his love for fighting in Canada.

You can watch his full interview in the video above.

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John Eric Poli