UFC Vegas 24: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum fight card & live stream info.
It’s a fight that is taking place two years after it was intended to, but we’ll finally get to see Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum clash as they compete in the main event of UFC Vegas 24 on April 17.
The two were scheduled to meet with the UFC middleweight championship, then held by Whittaker, on the line at UFC 234 in February 2019. On the day of the event, however, Whittaker was forced out of the bout due to a hernia.
Coincidentally, Whittaker was expected to face Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC Vegas 24, but Costa was replaced by Gastelum after Costa withdrew due to illness.
After losing the middleweight title to Israel Adesanya, Whittaker returned to the Octagon at UFC Fight Island 3 in July, defeating Darren Till by unanimous decision. He followed that up with a unanimous decision win over Jared Cannonier at UFC 254, and a win here could clinch him a championship rematch with Adesanya.
After the fight with Whittaker fell through last-minute, Gastelum went on a cold spill. He dropped a decision to Adesanya in an interim title fight named 2019 Fight of the Year before losing to Darren Till at UFC 244 and suffering a quick submission defeat at the hands of Jack Hermansson. Gastelum rebounded with a decision win over Ian Heinisch at UFC 258.
Here’s the broadcast information you need for UFC Vegas 24:Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021Start Time: Prelims start at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, Main Card starts at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PTLocation: Las Vegas, NVVenue: UFC APEXMain Card Live Stream: ESPN, ESPN+Prelims Live Stream: ESPN, ESPN+
Full UFC Vegas 24: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum fight cardMain Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN+)
Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin GastelumJeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar KloseAndrei Arlovski vs. Chase ShermanAbdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob MalkounLuis Pena vs. Alexander MunozRicardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo
Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET, ESPN & ESPN+)
Tracy Cortez vs. Justine KishAlexander Romanov vs. Juan EspinoJessica Penne vs. Lupita GodinezGerald Meerschaert vs. Bartosz FabinskiZarah Fairn Dos Santos vs. Josiane NunesTony Gravely vs. Anthony Birchak
UFC Vegas 24 takes place on Saturday, April 17, 2021, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided, who is on-site, for all your live news and highlights.