Kelvin Gastelum thanked Neil Magny for stepping in on 18 days notice to face him this month in the main event of UFC Fight Night 78.
Gastelum was expected to meet Matt Brown, but an ankle injury suffered in training knocked Brown out.
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) November 4, 2015
The former Ultimate Fighter winner also let it be known that he was turned down by “EVERYONE in the top 10″ either by injury to choice.
*New Main Event for #UFCMonterrey , EVERYONE in the top 10 either said no or were out by injuries. I respect Mr. Neil Magny for taking the fight on 18 days notice! Either way, I'm coming to be the best and Mangy is in the way of that. It'll be a fun fight for the fans, i promise that. * Nuevo Evento Estelar de #UFCMonterrey, todo el mundo en el top 10, ya sea dijeron no a La pelea o estaban fuera por lesiones. Respeto al Sr. Neil Magny por aceptar la pelea en 18 días de anticipación! De cualquier manera, esa noche voy por Sangre! #allglory2god #thankful #Monteheeeeyyy #monterreyesnuestro #onamission4gold!!!