Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis Set For UFC 287

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis Set For UFC 287

By Abdullah Ouazri
Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 3 days ago

A ranked Middleweight banger goes down between Kelvin Gastelum and Chris Curtis at UFC 287 on April 8th, likely at a venue in New York, per Alex Behunin.

This fight takes place in the Middleweight (185) lbs division.

Kelvin Gastelum holds a professional record of 17-8-0 (11-8-1 NC UFC) and is currently ranked #13. His notable wins include Ian Heinisch, Michael Bisping, and Tim Kennedy.

Chris Curtis holds a professional record of 30-9-0 (4-1 UFC) and is currently ranked #14. His notable wins include Brendan Allen, Joaquin Buckley, and Phil Hawes.

Official odds have yet to be released.

Currently, amid a 1-5 stint, Kelvin Gastelum is in desperate need of a win here. Despite losing extremely close fights vs. Darren Till, Israel Adesanya, and Jared Cannonier, Gastelum Has to find a win. Not having fought since 2021 and having three canceled fights since then, he's in hot waters.

Chris Curtis gets his hand raised at UFC 282. Credits to: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Curtis gets his hand raised at UFC 282. Credits to: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The other side of the coin is Chris Curtis. Currently on one of the better runs in his career, he's made a massive name for himself since joining the UFC. His last win came via a crushing knockout against Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282, and he now gets an opportunity to fight higher in the ranks.

Both men would benefit highly from a win here and will surely bring their best, making this fun. Let us know your prediction in the comments below.

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