A knee injury forced Ultimate Fighter 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum
from performing at last weekend’s FOX UFC card from Sacramento, but
now he’s been cleared, he’s healthy and he has a matchup in mind
for his return.
According to report via UFC Tonight on Wednesday, Gastelum has
been given the green light to get back into training and book a
fight and he’s looking at veteran competitor Rick Story for an
Gastelum would like to get the fight with Story at UFC 171 in
Dallas, Texas as part of an already star-studded welterweight card
headlined by the title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie
Lawler as well as Carlos Condit taking on Tyron Woodley.
With a perfect 7-0 record thus far in his career, Gastelum
doesn’t appear to want to waste any time jumping right into the
deep end of the division and Story would be a very stiff test for
the former Ultimate Fighter winner.
Story has alternated between wins and losses over his last four
fights, but is recognized as one of the toughest matchups in the
division. He holds one of the only two wins in the UFC over top
rated contender Johny Hendricks after defeating him at The Ultimate
Fighter 12 finale in 2010.
With UFC 171 rapidly filling up a bout between Gastelum and
Story could add even more welterweight dynamite to an already