Robert Whittaker will tackle Kelvin Gastelum on this weekend’s UFC occasion.
Whittaker was scheduled to face Paulo Costa however the Brazilian needed to withdrew from the battle as a result of sickness and Gastelum has stepped in.
Since his loss Israel Adesanya in October 2019, Whittaker has crushed Darren Until and Jared Cannonier and is set to assert one other world title shot quickly.
Gastelum suffered a trio of defeats previous to his win over Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 in February.
He faces a fast flip round for this bout however a win for both might arrange a title conflict with Adesanya quickly.
Whittaker vs Gastelum: Date and begin time
The occasion is scheduled to happen on Saturday, April 17 and is being held on the UFC APEX Middle in Las Vegas.
The prelims will get going from 11pm UK time, with the principle card beginning at 1am on Sunday morning.
Whittaker vs Gastelum might be anticipated at round 3am.
Whittaker vs Gastelum: TV and stay stream
The motion will likely be proven on BT Sport 1 from 10:30pm.
Will probably be stay streamed on BT Sport’s web site and app for subscribers.
EE cellular prospects will be capable of get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You’ll be able to then cancel the trial at any time.
The early prelims will likely be proven on UFC’s Combat Go and within the US, all prelim bouts will likely be simulcast on ABC and ESPN+.
Whittaker vs Gastelum: Combat card
- MAIN EVENT: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Middleweight
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose, Light-weight
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman, Heavyweight
- Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun, Middleweight
- Luis Pena vs. Alexander Munoz, Light-weight
- Ricardo Ramos vs. Invoice Algeo, Bantamweight
- Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish, Girls’s Flyweight
- Alexander Romanov vs. Juan Espino, Heavyweight
- Jessica Penne vs. Lupita Godinez, Girls’s Strawweight
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bartosz Fabinski, Middleweight
- Zarah Fairn Dos Santos vs. Josiane Nunes, Girls’s Bantamweight
- Tony Gravely vs. Anthony Birchak, Bantamweight
Whittaker vs Gastelum: What has been mentioned?
Robert Whittaker: “The work’s been carried out, the camp’s been nice. I’m match, and the thought of not preventing on the date is simply foolish.
“I’ve obtained to earn my break, I’ve obtained to earn some cash, I’ve obtained to do my job. So, I’m going to get in there and I’m gonna try this.
“[Facing champion Israel Adesanya next is] one thing that would have been a risk, however he simply fought, and who is aware of who he desires to battle subsequent.
“I simply don’t wish to wait that lengthy. I wish to battle, I wish to get higher, I wish to earn (cash and) do my job. I wish to get in there and work. And yeah, I’ve obtained numerous issues on. I don’t wish to waste time ready round. I hate that.
“There weren’t numerous choices as a result of numerous the middleweight division is tied up and likewise, those that aren’t tied up simply don’t make sense.
“So, Gastelum actually was the one one which was a possible risk. I form of owe a battle to him anyway, proper? So, it’s a very good battle…”