A matchup of middleweights between Kelvin Gastelum & Chris Curtis will take place at the Octagon in April.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the bout between Gastelum and Curtis is set for UFC 287, which takes place April 8 at a location and venue yet to be announced. MMA Mania was first to report the 185-pound tilt.
Gastelum will be back in action after August 2021, when he lost unanimously to Jared Cannonier at UFC Vegas 34. This was to try and end a two-fight skid. The 31-year-old was scheduled to compete at UFC 273 this past April, and the main event of UFC Vegas 67 but was forced to withdraw from both dates with injuries. Gastelum is looking to win his first victory in the octagon since beating Ian Heinisch UFC in Feb 2021..
Since signing with the UFC, Curtis is 4-1 in the promotion, which includes stoppage wins over Brendan Allen, Phil Hawes, and — most recently at UFC 282 in December — Joaquin Buckley.