Friday's news that the UFC 205 bout between Donald Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 205 was scrapped due to Gastelum's weight-cutting issues was a big disappointment for fans going to Saturday night's show at Madison Square Garden.
But the fight fallout has apparently led to what on paper looks like a better action fight just down the road. Cerrone will meet veteran slugger Matt Brown next month in a welterweight matchup at UFC 206 in Toronto, sources tell MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani. Damon Martin first broke the news.
Brown (20-15) is best remembered for an exciting seven-fight win streak from 2012-14 in which he finished six of his opponents. The 35-year-old Ohioan looks to regain that magic after back-to-back losses to Demian Maia and Jake Ellenberger.
Cerrone (31-7, 1 NC), meanwhile, has looked stellar since moving up to 170 pounds. He's won three straight bouts via finish, most recenly a second-round stoppage over Rick Story at UFC 202. The JacksonWink fighter has won 11 of his past 12 fights overall.
This marks the second time this a week a fighter scheduled to compete at UFC 205 got bumped to UFC 206, as earlier in the week, the matchup between Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy was bumped to the Toronto show after medical issues kept Evans off the New York card.