TUF winners McGee, Gastelum face off

There will be no slow ride towards the top for Kelvin Gastelum.
The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner has been
matched up with Court McGee at UFC On FOX 9, the promotion
announced on Thursday.

McGee, who is 7-0 overall, recently won his welterweight debut,
stopping Brian Melancon with a first-round rear naked choke
submission. Despite a lack of seasoning, Gastelum will be thrown
into the fire against McGee, who won TUF’s season 11 back in
2010.

McGee, a Utah native, holds a 16-3 overall record and is 5-2 in
the Octagon, with consecutive wins over Robert Whittaker and Josh
Neer. He’s known for his conditioning and voluminous
output.

The McGee-Gastelum bout is just the latest in a
series of fight announcements that have
stacked the Dec. 14 event with talent.

The event,
which takes
place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento
, is headlined by
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis putting his belt on the
line against Josh Thomson. Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald and
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown are among the major matchups set for
the night.