UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum

UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum (also known as UFC on Fox 25) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 22, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.[2]

UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum
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The poster for UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 22, 2017
VenueNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
CityUniondale, New York
Total gate$1,088,332[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2


The event was the first that the UFC has hosted in Long Island.[2]

The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen middleweight winner Kelvin Gastelum.[3]

A featherweight bout between former UFC Featherweight Championship challengers Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung was originally in the works to headline or co-headline this event.[4] The pairing was originally slated to take place in July 2013 at UFC 162, but Jung was pulled from the bout in favor of a title fight against then champion José Aldo at UFC 163.[5] On May 12, the bout was confirmed for UFC 214.[6]

A light heavyweight bout between Gian Villante and Patrick Cummins was originally booked for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov in December 2016. However, Cummins pulled out a week before the event due to a staph infection.[7] The fight eventually took place at this event.[8]

A heavyweight bout between Christian Colombo and Damian Grabowski was expected to take place at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira. However, the pairing was scrapped as both fighters sustained injuries in the weeks leading up to the event.[9] The fight was rescheduled to take place at this event.[10] Subsequently, Colombo was removed from the fight on June 22 for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Chase Sherman.[11]

Alessio Di Chirico was expected to face Rafael Natal, but pulled out in the weeks leading up to the event due to a neck injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Eryk Anders.[12]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Chris Weidman def. Kelvin Gastelum Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:45
Featherweight Darren Elkins def. Dennis Bermudez Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Patrick Cummins def. Gian Villante Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera def. Thomas Almeida Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–26, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox)
Welterweight Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Lyman Good Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Eryk Anders def. Rafael Natal KO (punches) 1 2:54
Welterweight Alex Oliveira def. Ryan LaFlare KO (punch) 2 1:50
Heavyweight Chase Sherman def. Damian Grabowski Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Jeremy Kennedy def. Kyle Bochniak Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Marlon Vera def. Brian Kelleher Submission (armbar) 1 2:18
Heavyweight Júnior Albini def. Timothy Johnson TKO (punches) 1 2:51
Featherweight Shane Burgos def. Godofredo Pepey Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Chris Wade def. Frankie Perez Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00


Bonus awardsEdit

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Lyman Good
  • Performance of the Night: Alex Oliveira and Júnior Albini

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Staff (2017-07-23). "UFC on FOX 25 draws reported 11,198 attendance for $1.1 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  2. ^ a b Ariel Helwani (2017-03-31). "UFC on FOX 25 set for Nassau Coliseum on Long Island". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  3. ^ Staff (2017-05-12). "Long Island's own Chris Weidman set for UFC on FOX 25 vs. Kelvin Gastelum in July". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
  4. ^ Dan Hiergesell (2017-03-31). "Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas in the works for UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  5. ^ Mike Whitman (2013-06-19). "Ricardo Lamas pulled from UFC 162 in wake of 'Korean Zombie' title shot". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  6. ^ Dan Hiergesell (2017-05-12). "Report: Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for UFC 214 on July 29". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-12-02). "Patrick Cummins announces he's out of UFC Fight Night 102 with staph – and the video is gross". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  8. ^ Mark LaMonica (2017-04-19). "Gian Villante to face Patrick Cummins in first UFC event at Nassau Coliseum". newsday.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  9. ^ Staff (2017-05-16). "Injuries scrap Christian Colombo vs. Damian Grabowski at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  10. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-05-19). "Damian Grabowski vs. Christian Colombo rescheduled for UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  11. ^ Monika Bobrycka (2017-06-22). "Chase Sherman is Damian Grabowski's new rival on UFC on Fox 25!" (in Polish). mma.pl. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  12. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-07-13). "Alessio Di Chirico out at UFC on FOX 25; LFA champ Eryk Anders to debut vs. Rafael Natal". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  13. ^ "UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
  14. ^ Staff (2017-07-23). "UFC on FOX 25 bonuses: Brazilians hit it big". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.