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UFC Vegas 34 live blog: Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum

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MMA: AUG 20 UFC Vegas 34 Official Weigh-In Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This is the UFC Vegas 34 live blog for Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum, the middleweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The fight is a must-win for the middleweight standouts, who are both coming off recent losses. Cannonier suffered a decision loss to ex-champ Robert Whittaker in his previous outing at UFC 254. Not only that, he suffered a broken arm in the fight and was sidelined as he recovered from his first loss in his past four fights. UFC champ Israel Adesanya has named him as a future contender, but without a win over Gastelum, he faces an uncertain future.

Gastelum, meanwhile, has already fought Adesanya, going to the scorecards in a “Fight of the Year” effort for the interim title in April 2019. Since then, he’s continued to struggle with a 1-3 record, most recently a decision loss to Whittaker.

Check out the UFC Vegas 34 live blog.