[autotag]Neil Magny[/autotag] is stepping in on late notice to fight fellow welterweight [autotag]Kelvin Gastelum[/autotag], but don’t expect much in the way of trash-talk heading into the fight.
As the UFC announced on Tuesday, Magny (16-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) accepted short-notice fill-in duties for Matt Brown (20-13 MMA, 13-7 UFC), who suffered an ankle injury, and now fights Gastelum (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) in this month’s UFC Fight Night 78 headliner.
The event takes place Nov. 21 at Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The card airs on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Magny, an honorable mention in the NOS Energy Drink MMA welterweight rankings, will fight for the fifth time in a calendar year – for the second straight year. And Gastelum seemed to be happier than anyone about Magny stepping in.
Their reactions (via Twitter):
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