UFC 273 fight card skedaddle: Dricus Du Plessis elevated into fight with Kelvin Gastelum

The UFC managed to fetch Kelvin Gastelum a substitute opponent for UFC 273, on the opposite hand it required some shifts to the final fight card.

After Nassourdine Imavov used to be compelled out the April 9 event due to the visa factors, the promotion has elevated Dricus Du Plessis steady into a middleweight bout with Gastelum (16-8 MMA, 11-8 UFC)

Du Plessis (16-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) used to be already scheduled to compete on the cardboard in opposition to Anthony Hernandez, nonetheless he used to be eliminated from that matchup and elevated steady into a extra excessive profile bout with “The Last Fighter 17” winner Gastelum, who’s currently 1-5 in his past six bouts. Du Plessis is unbeaten in his younger UFC profession, within the period in-between, and has performed his opponent in all of his victories.

MMA Junkie verified the modifications with a few folks shut to the problem, who wished to remain nameless for the explanation that UFC has yet to invent an dependable announcement.

UFC 273 takes scheme at VyStar Outdated’s Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, Fla. The major card airs on pay-per-watch following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Though Hernandez (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) had his opponent taken away, he’ll aloof fetch the possibility to compete at UFC 273. Promotional newcomer Josh Fremd (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will invent his debut on immediate gaze to round out what’s currently a 15-fight lineup.

The most up-to-date UFC 273 lineup now comprises:

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung – for featherweight title
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan – for bantamweight title
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
  • Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd
  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
  • Pat Sabatini vs. Gavin Tucker
  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
  • Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel
  • Kay Hansen vs. Piera Rodriguez
  • Josh Fremd vs. Anthony Hernandez


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