MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Kelvin Gastelum replaces Robbie Lawler against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205

480 Kelvin Gastelum replaces Robbie Lawler against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 MMAJunkie confirmed Wednesday that Kelvin Gastelum will step up to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 205. Cerrone (31-7) heads into matchup off three straight wins since moving up to welterweight earlier this year. He’s coming off a TKO victory over Rick Story at UFC 202.  Gastelum (12-2) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 200. He was scheduled to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 98 one week prior to UFC 206 on Nov. 5, but will now face Cerrone. The UFC is seeking a replacement opponent for Masvidal. UFC 205 takes place Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Here’s an updated look at the card. Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Thiago Alves vs. Al Iaquinta Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Gian Villante Donald Cerrone vs. Kelvin Gastelum   Daniel Omielanczuk now faces Stefan Struve at UFC 204 After a bout with staph infection pulled Ruslan Magomedov from UFC 204, MMAJunkie confirmed Wednesday that Daniel Omielanczuk will replace him against Stefan Struve. UFC officials haven’t formally announced the bout. Omielanczuk (19-5-1) heads into this matchup off three-straight wins, including a majority decision nod over Oleksiy Oliynyk at UFC Fight Night 91 back in July. Struve (27-8) is coming off a 16-second knockout victory over Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 87. UFC 204 takes place Oct. 8 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Here’s an updated look at the card. Michael Bisping (c) vs. Dan Henderson – UFC middleweight title Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Stefan Struve Arnold Allen vs. Mirsad Bektic Iuri Alcantara vs. Brad Pickett Ian Entwistle vs. Rob Font Davey Grant vs. Damian Stasiak Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov Mike Perry vs. Danny Roberts Adriano Martins vs. Leonardo Santos Marc Diakiese vs. Reza Madadi   Titan FC champion Andre Harrison explains why he should be on UFC 205 in New York    Fighters React to CM Punk’s UFC debut last Saturday  Fighters react to former WWE champion CM Punk making his UFC debut this past weekend at UFC 203

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