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UFC Fight Night 27: Brian Melancon Steps In For Paulo Thiago, Meets Kelvin Gastelum

UFC Fight Night 27: Brian Melancon Steps In For Paulo Thiago, Meets Kelvin Gastelum

Brian Melancon will attempt to make it 2-for-2 in his UFC career, as he replaces Paulo Thiago for a meeting with Kelvin Gastelum.

The two will face each other at UFC Fight Night 27 on August 28 from Indianapolis. The bout is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.

After nearly two years away from competition, Melancon (7-2) debuted in the Octagon with a victory over Seth Baczynski. He previously fought in Strikeforce, going 1-1.

Gastelum (6-0), of course, shocked the world when he topped Josh Samman and Uriah Hall to secure the title of Ultimate Fighter. He was the last pick of Chael Sonnen on the reality series.

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