Kelvin Gastelum vs Vitor Belfort set for Fortaleza, Brazil
After a stunning performance at 185 pounds against Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 on Saturday, Kelvin Gastelum has his next opponent already lined up.
Kelvin Gastelum vs Vitor Belfort will take place on March 11 in Fortaleza, Brazil.
This five-round main event, which takes place at Centro de Formação Olímpica de Fortaleza, will air live on FS1.
Gastelum, the winner of the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 has had several weight cutting issues of late and UFC President Dana White has stated that he would not permit him to continue to attempt to compete at 170 pounds. The move up to 185 and spectacular win over Kennedy may have been the first clue that even as the smaller opponent, the middleweight division is where Gastelum belongs.
Belfort is one of the most popular Brazilian mixed martial artists of all time. He is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and at age 39 may not have many more UFC fights in him. This will be a test for both fighters.
Ranked lightweights Edson Barboza (number 5) vs Beneil Dariush (number 9) are also set to do battle on the card.