Jacksonville, FL – The UFC announced today that UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum has suffered an injury and will no longer face Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 273 on April 9th.
The UFC announced the withdrawal on their UFC.com on Friday.
Gastelum (17-8, 1NC) was originally set to face Nassourdine Imavov but Imavov was unable to secure a visa to travel to the US for the bout. Instead of rescheduling the fight for UFC 274 Gastelum instead requested a replacement and accepted the Du Plessis fight.
The bout has been cancelled and Du Plessis will also be pulled from the card.
UFC 273 now looks as follows:
- (C) Alexander Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie – Featherweight Title Bout
- (C) Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan – Bantamweight Title Bout
- Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
- Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
- Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
- Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
- Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
- Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
UFC 273 takes place in Jacksonville, FL at Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday April 9th. Headlining will be UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defending his belt against the Korean Zombie. In the co-main slot will be UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling taking on former champion Petr Yan.