Interview by RM Sports

Ultimate Fighter Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen winner Kelvin Gastelum was set to meet UFC vet Paulo Thiago in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 28th before Thiago sustained a knee injury that forced him out of the bout, it didn’t take very long to find a replacement for the 21-year old TUF winner.

Brian Melancon knocked Seth Baczynski senseless at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman just last month. With no nicks or bruises, the knockout artist will be looking to bring Gastelum’s momentum to a screeching halt when they meet in the Octagon later this month.

Gastelum (6-0, 1-0 UFC) finished all of his opponents on TUF before bulldozing through Uriah Hall’s hype train to come out on top in the end.

Melancon (7-2, 1-0 UFC) arrived to the Octagon with zero momentum having been absent from combat sports competition since a Strikeforce win in Sept. 2011. He would show no ring rust as he took Baczynski out in impressive fashion for a KO win in his UFC debut.