The UFC’s star-studded fourth quarter has taken another blow.

On Monday night, it was revealed Matt Brown had suffered an ankle injury in training camp, forcing him out of his scheduled main event fight against fellow welterweight Kelvin Gastelum at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. FOX Sports was the first to report the news.

Brown (20-13) was looking to extend his win streak to two -straight after finishing Tim Means by submission in the first round UFC 189 in July. Prior to this setback, “The Immortal” dropped two straight decision to current and former champions Robbie Lawler, and Johny Hendricks in title-eliminators after going on an unprecedented seven-fight win streak which included six-finishes by (T)KO.

Gastelum (11-1), who recently served as the head coach on during TUF: Latin America, last fought at middleweight and defeated longtime UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt by corner stoppage. The move back to 185-lbs was directed by Dana White after Gastelum had twice failed to make the welterweight limit. His only loss is to No. 3 Tyron Woodley at UFC 183 last January, where he dropped a split-decison and missed weight by an astonishing nine-pounds.

There is currently now word on who the UFC will name as Brown’s replacement.

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 Finale is currently slated to take place on Nov. 21 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.

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