Gastelum settles with NYSAC, will fight at UFC 206

November 30, 2016

Kevin Gastelum has settled his suspension with the New York State Athletic Commission and can now compete at UFC 206 next week.

Gastelum was issued a six-month suspension due to not making weight for his scheduled fight against Donald Cerrone.  Technically, Gastelum did not stand on the scale at the weigh-ins but it was due to the fact he was not going to make it.  Gastelum paid a $2,000 fine in lieu of the suspension.

As a result, he should be cleared to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 next Saturday in Toronto.  The fight was announced prior to the issue with New York being cleared.  However, the settlement should allow for Gastelum to obtain a license to fight in Ontario.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported the settlement.

Payout Perspective:

Gastelum makes out pretty well considering he’ll have to pay $2,000 in order to make his show money for UFC 206.  In his last fight at UFC 200, he made $53,000 to show and $33,000 for his win.  Thus, the $2,000 fine is not much to make the fight at UFC 206.

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