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Kelvin Gastelum’s “Legends Ass Whipping Tour” Will Continue at UFC 212 Against Anderson Silva

In a report that came out first on the Brazilian news site Combate, the UFC has booked Kelvin Gastelum against Anderson Silva for UFC 212.  That card will take place on June 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Gastelum (14-2) is riding a three-fight winning streak after scoring a first round knockout against Vitor Belfort at last week’s Fight Night event in Brazil.  The 25-year old Gastelum asked for the matchup after that fight, saying he wanted to continue his “legends ass whipping tour” against Silva.

Silva (34-8) recently posted to social media that he wanted rematch fights against Nick Diaz and current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.  He will turn 42 next month, and is coming off a controversial decision victory over Derek Brunson.  The victory was his first official win since 2012.

The fight will take place on a card that is expected to be headlined by Jose Aldo (26-2) against Max Holloway (17-3), which will unify the UFC featherweight championship.


About Bill Wentz (1540 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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