Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum: Take two. Hide the weed!
The middleweight fight has been re-booked after a failed attempt at UFC 212 because Gastelum failed a drug test for marijuana.
The flunked drug exam came during an in-competition screening from March’s victory over Vitor Belfort. Gastelum was fined 20 percent of his purse, issued a 90-day suspension and had his win overturned to a no contest.
Gastelum, a solid up-and-comer who can’t seem to get out of his own way due to his issues on the scale and then marijuana, returned to action last month in a submission loss to former champ Chris Weidman.
“The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner started out his professional MMA career winning his first 10 fights, but it has been a roller coaster over the past seven going 3-3 and the no contest.
Silva, meanwhile, collected a much needed win by beating Derek Brunson in February. “The Spider” had gone 0-4 with a no contest before posting the decision victory.
The event takes place November 25 inside Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.