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Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Re-Booked For UFC Shanghai

Written by Tom Ngo
August 17th, 2017
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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.

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