The UFC interim middleweight title will probably be up for grabs after this spring, and I’ll give my thoughts on the UFC’s latest name combat announcement in today’s MMA odds and ends.
Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum, UFC 236 With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker injured, the UFC has decided to create an interim belt and it’ll be at stake in the primary event at UFC 236, that can be set for April 13 in a yet-to-be-determined location. In the blue corner will be Israel Adesanya, fresh off his win over Anderson Silva at UFC 234, while at the red corner will be Kelvin Gastelum, that had his struggle against Whittaker taken away at the last minute the afternoon of UFC 234.
The information of Adesanya vs. Gastelum was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. No location was announced, but rumors Twitter possess the occasion pegged for Atlanta, Georgia, however that is far from supported at this time.
Betting odds for your bout were published here on MMAOddsBreaker.
Making an interim title will probably be controversial for some considering what occurred last season with Colby Covington and Tony Ferguson winning handheld straps and not getting shots in the undisputed names, but it was a requirement because of Whittaker having not fought since last July against Yoel Romero. The UFC needed to maintain the middleweight division moving along in his absence, therefore as far as this author’s opinion is concerned, an interim name at 185lbs was certainly the correct choice from UFC president Dana White and co..
As far as the matchup itself goes, the Adesanya vs. Gasltelum fight on paper looks like it has the potential to be a tremendous fight. Adesanya (16-0) is coming from a decision win over the legend Silva and overall is 5-0 in the Octagon with other noteworthy victories over Brad Tavares and Derek Brunson. At age 29, Adesanya is smack dab into his prime and shows improvements virtually every time we see him struggle. Surethe Silva fight was not his best performance, but he still got his hands raised, took no damage in the process, along with the triumph ended up earning him a title shot. Gastelum (15-3, 1 NC) is 10-3, 1 NC complete in the UFC and he’s got a 4-1, 1 NC record as a middleweight. Gastelum is coming from back-to-back wins over Michael Bisping and Ronaldo”Jacare” Souza and in age 27 he is correct in his prime also. The two Adesanya and Gastelum are a couple of the top middleweights around Earth right now, and contemplating the striking acumen of both guys, this has the capacity to be a firefight.
So far as the odds go, they haven’t been published yet, but I would anticipate the offshore sportsbooks to give something up for the fight soon. When I had to guess, Adesanya are the betting favorite, though Gastelum absolutely will be a live dog in this fight as a result of his knockout power. It will be interesting to see what other fights will be added to UFC 236 at the forthcoming weeks, however this interim title fight between Adesanya and Gastelum is a great start to the card’s reservations.
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