As reported by MMA journalist Alex Behunin, Gastelum and Curtis have agreed to meet on April 8 at UFC 287.
Both fighters are currently ranked in the middleweight division. Gastelum is currently ranked at #13 with Curtis falling right behind him at #14. Gastelum has managed to hold on to his spot in the rankings despite going through a very rough stretch as of late, losing five of his last six fights. His last victory came in February of 2021 over Jack Hermansson, who coincidentally is the only man to defeat Curtis in the UFC.
Chris Curtis has gone 4-1 since entering the UFC in 2021 and has a professional record of 30-9. During his UFC run, he has picked up wins over Phil Hawes, Rodolfo Vieira, Brendan Allen, and most recently, Joaquin Buckley, with three of the four victories coming by way of KO/TKO.
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As of this writing, there is no main event or location announced for this event. MMA News will keep you posted on all the latest updates to UFC 287.
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