Easily the most interesting and consequential matchup on the card, Weidman vs. Gastelum is a true crossroads bout for both men. Weidman seeks to stop his sinking ship from taking on more water, while Gastelum looks to step on the gas toward his journey to the top.
Weidman’s past three losses (all consecutive) have come against the elite of the division: Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Gegard Mousasi. The one thing that trio has in common? Size. The one thing Gastelum doesn’t have at 185 pounds? You guessed it.
Gastelum has feasted on beatable opponents at middleweight, defeating a lackadaisical Uriah Hall, a past-his-prime Nate Marquardt, a relatively small 185er in Tim Kennedy and a version of Vitor Belfort who’s far better suited for retirement than he is a night inside the cage. Gastelum is undoubtedly talented, but needs a big win over Weidman to prove himself as a true contender at 185 pounds. @fightscope picks Weidman. #ufc#fightscope#fsp#bets#predictions#allamerican#cash#money