Thiago Out, Melancon In vs. Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27

Brian Melancon


A knee injury will sideline Paulo Thiago (15-5), and instead Kelvin Gastelum (6-0) will take on Brian Melancon (7-2) at UFC Fight Night 27.

Kelvin Gastelum a tough grinder with solid Jiu Jitsu and an always improving stand-up game defeated Uriah Hall to win season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter. Gastelum has 5 of his 6 wins by stoppage with 3 KO/TKO’s and 2 submissions.

Brian Melancon has won 2 fights in a row with a decision over Felipe Portela and a KO of Seth Baczynski at UFC 162. Melancon has 4 of 5 stoppage wins by KO/TKO.

UFC Fight Night 27 (originally UFC on Fox Sports 1 2) takes place on August 28 at the Bankers Life Feildhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana; and is headlined by Carlos Condit vs. Matin Kampmann II.

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