A middleweight bout has been added to UFC 212 as former longtime champion Anderson Silva will meet The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen winner Kelvin Gastelum.
Ana Hissa, a journalist for Canal Combate in Brazil announced the bout.
— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) March 14, 2017
UFC 212 will be held on June 3, 2017, at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A UFC featherweight championship unification bout between current champion José Aldo and current interim champion Max Holloway will headline the event.
Since returning to middleweight, Gastelum has won two in a row. Firstly, Gastelum earned a third-round TKO win over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 before most recently earning a first-round TKO win over former UFC champion Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 this past weekend.
Since going 0-4-1 in his last five, Silva rebounded by earning a unanimous decision over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in Brooklyn.
With this announcement, UFC 212 now looks like this:
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Max Holloway in a UFC Featherweight Championship unification bout
Cláudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Anderson Silva
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Marco Beltrán vs. Deiveson Alcântara
Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Eric Spicely