TUF winners McGee, Gastelum face off

There will be no slow ride towards the top for Kelvin Gastelum.

target="_blank">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


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


The McGee-Gastelum bout is just the latest in a


target="_blank">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.