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Middleweight Robert Whittaker And Kelvin Gastelum To Fight For Title, Coach TUF 28

Middleweight Robert Whittaker And Kelvin Gastelum To Fight For Title, Coach TUF 28

During Friday night’s (July 6, 2018) TUF 27 Finale broadcast, it was announced that Robert Whittaker would defend his middleweight title against Kelvin Gastelum later this year with date and venue yet has to be determined. According to Ariel Helwani, the target date reported is December, which would most likely be either UFC 231 in Toronto on the 8th or UFC 232 in Las Vegas on the 29th.

Before that, both fighters will coach opposite each other on season 28 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).

Last week rumors surfaced that Whittaker will defend his title against former champion Chris Weidman but looks like Gastelum worked out his ‘personal issues.’

Robert Whittaker most recently won a split decision in his rematch vs. Yoel Romero at UFC 225 last month. However, the bout was non-title due to Romero missed the weight.

Kelvin Gastelum, who last defeated Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224, will enter his first ever title fight.

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