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Magny steps in for injured Brown to face Gastelum at TUFLA2

Kelvin Gastelum (12-1-0)’s  return to the welterweight division was on hold after #5th-ranked “The Immortal” Matt Brown (22-13-0) announced a late injury Tuesday that prevented him from fighting at the Latin America 2 version of the The Ultimate Fighter November 26th in Monterrey, Mexico.

However, 12th-ranked Neil Magny (16-5-0) stepped up on short notice to save the fight.

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Gastelum is 4-1-0 at welterweight and is coming off a middleweight stoppage of Nate Marquardt at UFC 188.

Magny is coming off a split-decision upset win over Erick Silva.

Veteran fighter Diego Sanchez will fight Ricardo Lamas in the co-main event.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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