Watch UFC Fight Night 106 live stream. Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum.
On Saturday, the UFC lands back in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the first time since June 2013. The event, UFC Fight Night 106, includes one of the longest running active veterans, Vitor Belfort, dealing with the winner of season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter, Kelvin Gastelum.
The main event is really a battle in between the old guard and the next generation. Gastelum won TUF 17 as a middleweight, however subsequently dropped to welterweight, where he went 5-2 and missed weight on several events. After recovering and forth between the two weight classes over the last couple of years, the 25-year-old made his long-term return to 185 pounds in December with a dominant win over Tim Kennedy. He is now focused on a title run. Meanwhile, Belfort had a rough 2016. He suffered two knockouts– one at the hands of Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and the other by Gegard Mousasi– and he is terribly in need of a win to remain appropriate in the department.
The co-headliner is a light heavyweight showdown in between seasoned Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and New York’s Gian Villante. A win for the New Yorker need to rise him into the top 10, whereas a win for Rua might get him in line for another title run.
A host of possible up-and-comers round out the main card. These fighters– including Edson Barboza, Ray Borg, Marion Reneau and Alex Oliveira taking on the respective similarity Beneil Dariush, Jussier “Formiga” da Silva, Bethe Correia and Tim Means– are out to stake their claims in their respective divisions,.
UFC Fight Night 106 begins from the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass prior to the action transfers to Fox Sports 1 with the initial card starting at 8 p.m. ET and the main card at 10 p.m. ET. Combat Press writers Dan Kuhl and Chris Huntemann are here to obtain you prepared for the action in this edition of Toe-to-Toe.