UFC is slated to put on their first event in New York this Saturday night, and Kelvin Gastelum vs. Donald Cerrone was one of the most anticipated fights on the card. However, it won’t be taking place.
Via his Twitter account, Gastelum (12-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) announced that he was not able to make weight for the welterweight bout with Cerrone (31-7 MMA, 18-4 UFC) and the fight is off. This is the third time now that Gastelum has missed weight at the welterweight limit. Gastelum did not show up for the early official weigh in ceremony. When Cerrone arrived at the host hotel in New York, he told reporters that he had heard Gastelum was expected to miss weight and the fight would be pulled. Gastelum then confirmed the news via Twitter (shown below).
UFC has not announced a replacement fight for the pay per view portion of the card, which this fight was slated for. UFC 205 goes down at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 12. We will have quick results either late Saturday night or sometime Sunday morning.
Bill Says: I’ve never gone through the preparations to cut weight for a fight or any other event that would require it so I am not sure of the effort involved, but this always comes off as pretty unprofessional when you know that an event is coming up and you have to make a certain weight to participate. We’ll see if UFC announces another fight for Cerrone or another replacement bout in full for the card.