“We imagine we’ve solutions for all the pieces he could carry.”

No. 9 ranked middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum is ready to make his third octagon look of the yr this Saturday in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 34 when he faces no. 3 ranked contender Jared Cannonier.

Gastelum began the yr off in 2021 with a unanimous determination victory over Ian Heinisch in February at UFC 258. Gastelum then suffered a unanimous determination loss to Robert Whittaker, regardless of Gastelum taking the combat on brief discover as he crammed in for Paulo Costa in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 24 in April.

On Saturday, Cannonier will combat for the primary time in 2021. 

‘The Killa Gorilla’ has not fought since he was defeated by no. 1 contender and former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker within the co-main occasion of UFC 254 in Oct. 2020.

Gastelum, who will probably be combating for the twentieth time within the UFC at simply 29-years-old (which is pure madness), is once more filling in for Paulo Costa after ‘Borrachinha’ pulled out and voiced his displeasure along with his pay.  

Talking at UFC Vegas 34 media day, Gastelum mentioned regardless of filling in for Costa (once more), he felt he had an excellent period of time to organize for Cannonier.

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“I felt this time they gave me 10 weeks or 9 weeks,” Gastelum mentioned at media day. “So I mentioned, ‘Why not? Let’s really get some actual time to organize for a high 5 combat,’ and that’s precisely what we acquired and fortunately, we acquired it, and yeah man. That is by far probably the greatest camps that I’ve had in, I don’t know, I need to say my profession or a number of years, I don’t know.” 

Concerning his opponent, Gastelum says although he’s conscious of how harmful Cannonier is, he feels him and his workforce have the method to defeat him.

“He’s a really sturdy fighter, a really sturdy willed fighter, an excellent fighter,” Gastelum mentioned. “However on the identical time, I imply, I’ve been combating for a very long time. We all know what he brings to the desk. I’ve seen what he brings to the desk, and I’ve skilled it within the cage as effectively. And so we imagine we’ve solutions for all the pieces he could carry.”

With one among his greatest coaching camps he has had in his profession and a solution to the issue that Jared Cannonier poses, Gastelum may propel himself again to the highest of the middleweight division with a victory.

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