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Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum
  • Name: Kelvin Gastelum
  • MMA Record: 15-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 25 | Date of Birth: 1991.10.24
  • Last Fight: March 11, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Yuma United Mixed Martial Arts
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 71.5" (182cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $253,000 USD
  • Born: San Jose, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Yuma, Arizona
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Kelvin Gastelum MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Br Anderson Silva
15-2-0 34-8-0

Br UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.06.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:52 Round 1 of 5

Br Vitor Belfort
14-2-0 25-13-0

Br UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2017.03.11
Odds: -355 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#41 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 106 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 3 of 3, 12:45 Total

Us Tim Kennedy
13-2-0 18-5-0

Ca UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2016.12.10
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Donald Cerrone UFC 205 2016.11.12
Reason: Gastelum Missed Weight
Cancelled Bout Jorge Masvidal UFC UFN 98 2016.11.05
Reason: Gastelum Rescheduled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Johny Hendricks
12-2-0 17-4-0

Us UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.07.09
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $66,000 ($33K Base, $33K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Kyle Noke UFC 195 2016.01.02
Reason: Gastelum Injury
Cancelled Bout Matt Brown UFC UFN 78 2015.11.21
Reason: Brown Ankle Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Neil Magny
12-1-0 16-4-0

Mx UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.11.21
Odds: -335 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC Fight Night 78 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Us Nate Marquardt
11-1-0 33-14-2

Mx UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2015.06.13
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Tyron Woodley
11-0-0 14-3-0

Us UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 180 lbs

2015.01.31
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $21,000 Base | Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke
4:46 Round 1 of 3

Us Jake Ellenberger
10-0-0 29-8-0

Mx UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#41 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC 180 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Se Nico Musoke
9-0-0 12-2-1

Us UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.06.28
Odds: -380 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 172.8 lbs (78.4 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Rick Story
8-0-0 16-7-0

Us UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.03.15
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
#20 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
Cancelled Bout Court McGee UFC on FOX 9 2013.12.14
Reason: Gastelum Knee Injury
Cancelled Bout Paulo Thiago UFC UFN 27 2013.08.28
Reason: Thiago Knee Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:26 Round 1 of 3

Us Brian Melancon
7-0-0 7-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.28
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jm Uriah Hall
6-0-0 7-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 185 lbs

2013.04.13
Odds: +285 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#42 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | Submission | Choke
Exhibition Bout
4:02 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Samman
6-0-0 8-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.12.11
Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
0:33 Round 1 of 2

Us Collin Hart
6-0-0 4-1-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.12.04
Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Choke
Exhibition Bout
2:38 Round 2 of 2, 7:38 Total

Us Bubba McDaniel
6-0-0 20-6-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.11.15
Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Us Kito Andrews
6-0-0 9-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.10.30
Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mike Ashford

Us Rage in the Cage

2012.07.20
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Bill Smallwood

Us RUF MMA

2012.07.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mike Gentile

Us Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting

2011.10.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mx Yair Moguel

Mx Mexico Regional

2011.07.16
Win | Submission | Punches

Mx Jose Sanchez

Mx Mexico Regional

2010.12.11
Win

Us Luis Magana

Mx Warrior Championship Fighting

2009.03.28

Kelvin Gastelum Wiki Update Wiki

Kelvin Gastelum was a member of the seventeenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.  Kelvin won his spot in the house by taking a unanimous decision over Kito Andrews. Chael Sonnen selected Gastelum in the seventh and final round making him the thirteenth fighter selected overall. At just 21 years old, Kelvin is the youngest fighter ever to make the cut and be on The Ultimate Fighter show.

 

In the fourth episode, Jon "Bones" Jones picked Kelvin to fight Bubba McDaniel, Team Jones' third round pick and sixth overall fighter.  Kelvin won his fight with McDaniel via second round rear-naked choke.  In his next fight in the house Kelvin would TKO Collin "The Dick" Hart in the first round followed by a rear-naked choke over Josh Samman in the semifinals securing his spot in the final.  Gastelum was the dark horse of the competition and was considered the underdog in most of his match ups.  Gastelum also took home the $25,000 for the Submission of the Season.


On the TUF 17 Finale he would face off against Uriah "Prime Time" Hall who had been knocking out everyone he fought in the house.  Once again Gastelum was considered the underdog and he would once again prevail beating Hall by a split decision to win the six figure contract and a new Harley Davidson.  Kelvin was also the youngest person to win The Ultimate Fighter at 21 years old.


Gastelum was next supposed to face a tough test against 10 fight UFC veteran Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 27 in Indianapolis, but about a month before the bout Thiago pulled out of the fight because of a knee injury and was replaced by Brian Melancon, who was coming off an impressive knock-out win over Seth "Polish Pistola" Baczynski less than 2 months earlier.  The Ultimate Fighter winner would once again impress by finishing off Melancon in the very first round with a rear naked choke.  He faced the biggest test of his career when he took on Rick "The Horror" Story at UFC 171, but he was able to out point the long time veteran on his way to a split decision victory which moved overall record to a perfect 8-0.

Gastelum's win streak would continue against  Nico Musoke at UFC Fight Night 45 where he would pick up a unanimous decision.  Then a hot prospect, Gastelum was featured in the co-main event of the UFC 180 against Jake Ellenberger.  Gastelum was able to catch the more experienced fighter in a rear-naked choke near the end of the first round to secure the win and continue his undefeated streak. He would however lose for the first time in his next fight when he went up against Tyron Woodley losing a very close split decision.



The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen


Episode 1 Gastelum def. Kito Andrews by Unanimous Decision (2012.10.30)

Episode 5 Gastelum def. Bubba McDaniel by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2 (2012.11.15)

Episode 10 Gastelum def. Collin Hart by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (2012.12.04)

Episode 12 Gastelum def. Josh Samman by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1 (2012.12.11)

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Gastelum def. Uriah Hall by Split Decision

Last updated 02.06.2015, 9:12 AM ET
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