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Kelvin Gastelum

Middleweight Division

17-8-0 (W-L-D)

7

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Kelvin Gastelum

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Event Results

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Learn more about Kelvin Gastelum's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
San Jose, United States
Trains at
Yuma United/Kings MMA
Age
31
Height
69.00
Weight
186.00
Octagon Debut
Apr. 14, 2013
Reach
71.50
Leg reach
39.50
  • Team Sonnen member on TUF 17
     
  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Seven wins by KO, four by submission (4 RNC)
     
  • Six first round finishes
     
  • Has 5-6, 1 NC record in last 12 bouts

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Gastelum lost a five round unanimous decision to Jared Cannonier

UFC on ESPN (4/17/21) Gastelum lost a five round unanimous decision to Robert Whittaker

UFC 258 (2/13/21) Gastelum won a three round unanimous decision over Ian Heinisch

UFC Fight Night (7/19/20) Gastelum was submitted by Jack Hermansson via heel hook at 1:18 of the first round

UFC 244 (11/2/19) Gastelum lost a three-round split decision to Darren Till

UFC 236 (4/13/19) Gastelum lost a five-round unanimous decision to Israel Adesanya in a bout for the interim UFC middleweight title

UFC 224 (5/12/18) Gastelum won a three-round split decision over Ronaldo Souza

UFC Fight Night (11/25/17) Gastelum knocked out Michael Bisping at 2:30 of the first round

UFC on FOX (7/22/17) Gastelum was submitted by Chris Weidman via arm triangle choke at 3:45 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (3/11/17) Gastelum’s first round TKO of Vitor Belfort was overturned to a no contest after Gastelum failed a post-fight drug test

UFC 206 (12/10/16) Gastelum stopped Tim Kennedy via strikes at 2:45 of the third round

UFC 200 (7/9/16) Gastelum won a three round unanimous decision over Johny Hendricks

TUF LATAM 2 Finale (11/21/15) Gastelum lost a five round split decision to Neil Magny

UFC 188 (6/13/15) Gastelum stopped Nate Marquardt (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of the second round

UFC 183 (1/31/15) Gastelum lost a three round split decision to Tyron Woodley

UFC 180 (11/15/14) Gastelum submitted Jake Ellenberger via rear naked choke at 4:46 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Gastelum won a three round unanimous decision over Nico Musoke

UFC 171 (3/15/14) Gastelum won a three round split decision over Rick Story

UFC Fight Night (8/28/13) Gastelum submitted Brian Melancon via rear naked choke at 2:26 of the first round

TUF 17 Finale (4/13/13) Gastelum won a three round split decision over Uriah Hall to win the TUF 17 season title

 

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 17

On episode 12 (Semifinals), Gastelum submitted Josh Samman via rear naked choke at 4:02 of the first round

On episode 10 (Quarterfinals), Gastelum stopped Collin Hart via strikes at :33 of the first round

On episode five, Gastelum submitted Bubba McDaniel via rear naked choke at 2:38 of the second round

On episode one, Gastelum decisioned Kito Andrews

TRAINING: Everyday is something new. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I'm always at Kings. My other days are strength and conditioning followed by jiu-jitsu in the evening.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting professionally in December of 2010 because I came back from college and had the fire to compete in MMA

What ranks and titles have you held? TUF 17 winner, State champion wrestler, TUF LATAM 2 coach

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I never gave up and I made my dream come true. And anybody that puts the work in can achieve anything they want in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to North Idaho College for one year 

What was your job before you started fighting? Bail Bondsman.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: 10th planet jiu-jitsu purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: RNC

Favorite striking technique: The one that knocks people out