This Saturday’s UFC Vegas 67 fight card has taken an unexpected turn as the originally scheduled Kelvin Gastelum is out of the event’s headlining fight against Nassourdine Imavov.
The 31-year-old Gastelum, who did not fight at all in 2022, has pulled out of the UFC’s first event of 2023 with a mouth injury.
“I’m extremely disappointed to say the least. This not how I wanted to start 2023, ” Gastelum wrote on social media.
“I worked my ass off & battled through a lot of adversary and was ready to put on a hell of a show this weekend.
I apologize to Imavov, his camp as well as
and all the fans.
I’m extremely disappointed to say the least. This not how I wanted to start 2023.
I worked my ass off & battled through a lot of adversary and was ready to put on a hell of a show this weekend.
I apologize to Imavov, his camp as well as @ufc and all the fans. #OnAmission4Gold
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) January 9, 2023
In Gastelum’s stead and taking the fight on short-notice is Sean Strickland.
Strickland is coming off a split decision to Jared Cannonier at UFC Vegas 66 in December, less than a month ago. This will be back-to-back headlining events for him.
UFC Vegas 67 moves forward with 12 total bouts scheduled at the UFC APEX on Saturday.
Fight card below:
Sean Strickland vs. N. Imavov – 205 lbs
Dan Ige vs. Damon Jackson – 145 lbs
Punahele Soriano vs. Roman Kopylov – 185 lbs
Ketlen Vieira vs. Raquel Pennington – 135 lbs
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos – 135 lbs
A. Razak Alhassan vs. Claudio Ribeiro -185 lbs
Mateusz Rębecki vs. Nick Fiore – 155 lbs
Mateus Mendonça vs. Javid Basharat – 135 lbs
Allan Nascimento vs. Carlos Hernandez – 125 lbs
Daniel Argueta vs. Isaac Dulgarian – 145 lbs
Jimmy Flick vs. Charles Johnson – 125 lbs
P. Cachoeira vs. Sijara Eubanks – 125 lbs
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