Recent news about Anderson Silva showcases the replacement opponent that he has been voicing for UFC 212.
Being a kingpin in the UFC middleweight category, he was scheduled to fight with Kelvin Gastelum in the upcoming pay per view event in June when UFC 212 will be held in Brazil. News came through recently that Gastelum has withdrawn from the event as he has been tested positive for marijuana metabolites. This was found in an in-competition test for drugs that was conducted. The drug test coincided with Gastelum’s win over Vitor Belfort which was part of UFC Fight Night 106 event that was held in Brazil.
Yoel Romero would probably be taking up Gastelum’s position and fight The Spider in the upcoming event on June 3rd. Yoel is also a top contender in the middleweight category. As a result, Romero would be facing Anderson to contend for the interim UFC title.