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Kelvin Gastelum Out of UFC on FOX 9 Fight Against Court McGee with Torn PCL

Written by Tom Ngo
November 12th, 2013
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The bad news for Kelvin Gastelum (pictured) is a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee will force the welterweight out of his December 14 scrap against Court McGee. The good news is “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner will only be out about a month because he won’t require surgery.

“So I guess news is out. I tore my PCL and will need about 4-6 weeks recovery. Good news is I won’t need surgery. I’m really bummed tho :(” Gastelum posted on his official Twitter account Tuesday morning.

The UFC has yet to officially address the injury. With just over a month remaining until showtime, it is believed McGee will remain in the card as the promotion scours its roster for a replacement.

Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California hosts the festivities. FOX will broadcast the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the show’s current lineup:

Pat Healy vs. TBD

Court McGee vs. TBD

Darren Uyenoyama vs. John Moraga

Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo

Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon

Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza

John Dodson vs. Scott Jorgensen

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz

Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown

Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion)

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