Kelvin Gastelum struggled to perform at the UFC 273 event next weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. Nassourdine Imamov was originally supposed to be Kelvin’s opponent, but the performance had to be canceled due to visa problems.
It was speculated that the UFC could postpone that match to the fifth month, but Gastelum insisted on performing at the UFC 273 event. Dricus du Plessis was assigned to him as a substitute opponent, and yesterday you had the opportunity to read Gastelum's interview in which he stated that he never feels more ready and prepared a lot of innovations by training in the gym with Henry Cejudo.
However, Gastelum will be left without the much-desired performance. The ten-ranked middle-class challenger had to cancel his performance due to an injury of an unknown nature. Dricus du Plessis was left without an opponent, and an interesting story is connected with his performance.
The South African fighter was originally supposed to fight Chris Curtis, but Curtis canceled his performance. Du Plessis was then paired with Anthony Hernandez, a fighter who was supposed to fight Albert Duraev, but Duraev canceled his performance due to injury.
As Gastelum was left without a fight against the Imamov, the promotion decided to pair du Plessis and Gastelum, and Hernandez got a new opponent in the form of Josh Fremd.
Dricus de Plessis opponent
After all, Gastelum also had to cancel his performance, and Dricus du Plessis was now left without an opponent.
Anthony Hernandez seems to have fared best in the end, but who knows what will happen in the next week. For the most part, we will unfortunately not be watching Gastelum, and it seems that Dricus du Plessis has also been left without a performance.
The UFC 273 event is led by a fight between Alexander Volkanovsky and Chan Sung Jung. In the title fight of the evening, we will watch another belt fight. Aljamain Sterling will defend the title against Peter Yan. Apart from the mentioned belt matches, we will also watch the exciting match between Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns, as well as new performances by Mackenzie Dern, Alexey Oleinik, Ian Garry, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, etc.
All in all, an exciting UFC 273 awaits us with many interesting fighters and many interesting fights. We expect only the best of all, and of course, the UFC will not disappoint us, as it has not so far. Some things will be better known on April 9