Kevin Gastelum gets his wish, set to throw down with the legend.
And just like that, the UFC genie has granted Kevin Gastelum his wish. Earlier today we broke down the three recent callouts of Anderson Silva by some of the UFC’s top fighters, but only one managed to do the trick.
It was announced by the UFC only moments ago that Kevin Gastelum will be taking on Anderson Silva at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
That’s a huge fight added to an already hefty fight card. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is set to take on interim featherweight champion Max Holloway in the main event, and #1 ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha will face #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
With the addition of Silva, the Brazilian fans have some of their most beloved fighters to cheer for come June 3rd.
Gastelum has a lot of momentum heading into this bout so “The Spider” no doubt will have his hands full.
UFC 212 takes place Saturday, June 3rd, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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