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Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum

Full NameKelvin Gastelum

BornOctober 24, 1991

Height5 ft 9 in


RoleWrestling, Boxing


Born on 24th October 1991, Kelvin Gastelum is a professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the middleweight division of the UFC. He won 'The Ultimate Fighter 17' and since then, he has been working with the premier MMA promotion in the world. Gastelum is currently ranked #4 in the UFC middleweight rankings.

  1. Early life and career
  2. Kelvin Gastelum UFC
  3. Tyron Woodley vs Kelvin Gastelum
  4. Kelvin Gastelum vs Vitor Belfort
  5. Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Weidman
  6. Kelvin Gastelum vs Michael Bisping
  7. Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya
  8. Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till
  9. Kelvin Gastelum Stats
  10. Kelvin Gastelum MMA record

Early life and career

During high-school, Gastelum was a state level wrestler and worked as a bail bondsman before he decided to foray into the world of professional MMA. On his professional MMA debut, he faced Jose Sanchez in Mexico on December 11, 2010 and came out victorious in the second round via submission due to punches.

Kelvin Gastelum UFC

In 2013, Gastelum was picked for 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen'. He was selcted by former UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen. Gastelum cleaned house on his way to the final, beating everyone put in front of him. In the finale of 'The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen', he went up against his teammate Urijah Hall. At the age of 21, Gastelum became the youngest winner of 'The Ultimate Fighter' series, beating Hall via split decision.

Tyron Woodley vs Kelvin Gastelum


Gastelum was slated to fight Tyron Woodley on January 31, 2015 at UFC 183. At the weigh-in, it was revealed that Gastelum failed to make weight. However, Woodley agreed to a catch-weight bout and he even won the fight via split decision. Woodley later announced that he forfeited 30% of Gastelum's purse which he was supposed to get due to Gastelum's failure to make weight.

Tyron Woodley vs Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum vs Vitor Belfort

On March 11, 2017, Gastelum fought Vitor Belfort in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 106 where he finished Belfort via TKO, and also earned a Performance of the Night bonus award. However, his win against Belfort was overturned into a 'no-contest' after he tested positive for usage of Marijuana beyond limits prescribed by USADA.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Weidman

Gastelum and Chris Weidman met on 22nd July, 2017 at the main event of UFC on FOX 25. Weidman got the better of Gastelum in the fight, winning via submission in the third round.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Weidman

Kelvin Gastelum vs Michael Bisping

On 25th November, 2017, Kelvin Gastelum and Michael Bisping squared off at the headliner of UFC Fight Night 122: Bisping vs. Gastelum at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Gastelum was terrific on the night as he landed a vicious KO on Bisping in the first round.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Michael Bisping

Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya

In the biggest fight of his career, Gastelum went toe to toe with 'The Last Stylebender' Israel Adesanya in the co-headliner of UFC 236 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, for the interim UFC Middleweight championship. In a tightly contested encounter, Adesanya mounted a late comeback to prevail over Gastelum and picked up the win via unanimous decision.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya

Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till


Gastelum welcomed Darren Till to the middleweight division as the pair co-headlined UFC 244 on November 2, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Till put up a brilliant performance on his debut fight at middleweight and beat Gastelum via split decision.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Darren Till

Kelvin Gastelum Stats


MatchesWinsLossesDrawsNo Contest

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 6

Wins by Submission:

  1. 4

Wins by Decision:

  1. 5


  1. 71 12 in (182 cm)


  1. 265 lb / 120 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Welterweight (2013-2016)
  2. Middleweight (2010-2013, 2015-present)

Kelvin Gastelum MMA record

Given below is the professional MMA record of Kelvin Gastelum.

Loss15–5 (1)Darren TillDecision (split)UFC 244
Loss15–4 (1)Israel AdesanyaDecision (unanimous)UFC 236
Win15–3 (1)Ronaldo SouzaDecision (split)UFC 224
Win14–3 (1)Michael BispingKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum
Loss13–3 (1)Chris WeidmanSubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum
NC13–2 (1)Vitor BelfortNC (overturned)UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum
Win13–2Tim KennedyTKO (punches)UFC 206
Win12–2Johny HendricksDecision (unanimous)UFC 200
Loss11–2Neil MagnyDecision (split)The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum
Win11–1Nate MarquardtTKO (corner stoppage)UFC 188
Loss10–1Tyron WoodleyDecision (split)UFC 183
Win10–0Jake EllenbergerSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 180
Win9–0Nico MusokeDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens
Win8–0Rick StoryDecision (split)UFC 171
Win7–0Brian MelanconSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Win6–0Uriah HallDecision (split)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale
Win5–0Mike AshfordTKO (punches)Rage in the Cage 161
Win4–0Bill SmallwoodSubmission (rear-naked choke)Cage Rage: On the River 2
Win3–0Mike GentileTKO (punches)Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 10
Win2–0Yair MoguelSubmission (kimura)Latin American Warriors 1: Heatwave
Win1–0Jose SanchezTKO (submission to punches)Latin American Fighter 1: Border Wars
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