Kelvin Gastelum is out of next week’s UFC 195 event, with the UFC announcing Tuesday night that newcomer Alex Morono is stepping in against Kyle Noke.
The Gastelum-Noke bout was initially slated for the pay-per-view main card, but with the injury, the UFC has shifted the replacement bout to the undercard, moving Abel Trujillo vs. Tony Sims to that main card spot.
Gastelum had hoped to get a quick bounce back after a tough decision loss to Neil Magny last month, but that will now have to wait. Noke comes in off a first round TKO win last month at UFC 193, his second win in 2015 after a year long layoff, and he welcomes the 11-3 newcomer to the Octagon here. Morono has won five straight, three in Legacy FC, all of them by stoppage.
UFC 195 hits Las Vegas on Jan. 2, headlined by the UFC Welterweight Championship bout between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.
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