UFC legend Anderson Silva will square off against middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum when the UFC makes its long-awaited debut in Mainland China on 25 November.
The longest reigning champion in UFC history, Silva (38-4) is a superior breed of athlete, which makes his debut in China all the more special. Known for making the impossible possible, Silva brings his 11 years of experience in the Octgaon to Shanghai where he will face No. 8- ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum (14-3-0, fighting out of Yuma, Arizona, US). Silva has faced some of MMA’s toughest athletes and has amassed 22 wins by knock out. This match up will test his skills as he brings his A game to Asia for the very first time.
Facing a legend of the sport, 25 year old Gastelum has already made a name for himself in the stacked middleweight division with victories over former UFC champions Vitor Belfort and Johny Hendricks. Having won three out of his last four bouts and with five previous first round finishes to his name, Gastelum will be looking to make a statement in the Mercedes-Benz Arena. A stylish victory against a legend of the sport will add even more excitement to an already historic night.
UFC Fight Night Shanghai: Silva vs. Gastelum will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on 25 November.
More bouts are expected to be released in coming weeks, so stay tuned.