Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum in the works for UFC 200

Johny Hendricks

A welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Kelvin Gastelum is in the works for the UFC 200 per Ariel Helwani of

UFC 200 will be held on July 9, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be the first that the organisation has hosted at the new T-Mobile Arena which is slated to open in April 2016.

Hendricks (17-4 MMA) has gone 1-1 since losing the UFC welterweight title to Robbie Lawler at UFC 181. A wrestling based unanimous decision win over Matt Brown was followed up by a devastating TKO loss to Stephen Thompson last time out at UFC Fight Night 82 in February. Hendricks is currently ranked #5 in the UFC’s welterweight rankings.

Gastelum (11-2 MMA) is also 1-2 in his last three fights. A TKO win over Nate Marquardt has been sandwiched by two close split decision losses to Tyron Woodley and Neil Magny most recently at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. Gastelum, the Ultimate Fighters season 17 winner is currently ranked #12 in the UFC’s welterweight rankings.

With this potential addition, UFC 200 currently looks like this:

Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks

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