|Full Name||Kelvin Gastelum|
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1991|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Nickname||K-19 The Widowmaker|
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Kelvin Gastelum is the current #15 ranked UFC Middleweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 18 wins, 8 losses, and 1-no contest. Gastelum won Ultimate Fighter 17 and held a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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Kelvin Gastelum won his last fight against Chris Curtis via a unanimous decision on April 8, 2023, in Miami, United States.
Kelvin Gastelum Facts
|Birth Place||San Jose, California, U.S|
|Education||Cibola High School, North Idaho College|
|Achievements||The Ultimate Fighter 17 middleweight champion|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Early life and career
Kelvin Gastelum started his combat sports journey as a high school wrestler. Kelvin won the Division III state wrestling championship in high school and then reached rank 5 in the NJCAA wrestling rankings during his college days. Gastelum then transitioned to MMA and made his debut in 2010.
Kelvin made his debut against Jose Sanchez at Latin American Fighter 1. He TKO'ed Sanchez in the second round and went on to win his next 4-fights, with 2-victories coming via TKO(punches) and the other two coming via submission. He left the independent MMA circuit in 2013 to sign with the UFC as a participant in The Ultimate Fighter 17.
Kelvin Gastelum's Ultimate Fighter
Kelvin started his Ultimate Fighter journey by defeating Kito Andrews in the preliminary fight via decision. Following this, he became the last pick of Team Sonnen in the show.
Despite being the last pick, Gastelum went on a rampage in the show as he submitted Bubba McDaniel in the elimination round, proceeded to KO Colin Hart, and submitted Josh Samman in the first-round semifinal to book a final berth, where he fought Uriah Hall. Gastelum managed to edge out a split-decision victory to win the Ultimate Fighter.
Kelvin Gastelum UFC
Gastelum made his UFC Fight Night debut at UFC Fight Night Condit: Kampmann 2 against Brian Melancon and submitted him in the first round via rear-naked choke submission. This was Gastelum's welterweight debut.
Kelvin failed to make weight in his fight against Nico Musoke and proceeded to fight him at Catchweight. Gastelum won the fight via unanimous decision and followed it up by submitting Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180 to earn his first Performance of the Night bonus.
Kelvin missed weight for his next fight against Tyron Woodley and instead had a 180lb catchweight fight. Both the fighters went the distance, with Gastelum coming up short and losing via split decision.
He went up to Middleweight in 2015 and fought Nate Marquardt at UFC 188. Kelvin outclassed Nate to score a second-round TKO(corner stoppage) victory.
Gastelum became a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 opposite Neil Magny, with both fighters scheduled to fight at the show finale, where Magny defeated Kelvin via split decision. He bounced back from the loss and went on a 2-fight win streak, defeating Johny Hendricks and Tim Kennedy.
Gastelum won his next fight against Vitor Belfort in his first UFC Fight Night headliner. Still, the result got overturned to a no-contest after Gastelum tested positive for marijuana metabolite. Kelvin went 2-1 in his next 3-fights, his loss coming against Chris Weidman and him defeating Michael Bisping and Ronaldo Souza.
Gastelum got booked with Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight championship. He instead fought Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 for the interim title as Robert pulled out of the fight due to an injury. Adesanya and Gastelum put on a fight-of-the-year-worthy bout that resulted in an Adesanya win via unanimous decision.
Gastelum's career went on a downward trend ever after the Adesanya fight. He is 1-4 in his next 5-fights, with his only win coming against Ian Heinisch and losses coming against Darren Till, Jack Hermansson, Robert Whittaker, and Jared Cannonier.
Kelvin Gastelum Record
Below is the professional MMA record of Kelvin Gastelum.
|Win||17–8 (1)||Chris Curtis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 287||April 8 2023||3||5:00||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Loss||16–8 (1)||Jared Cannonier||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum||August 21 2021||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||16–7 (1)||Robert Whittaker||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum||April 17 2021||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16–6 (1)||Ian Heinisch||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 258||February 13 2021||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||15–6 (1)||Jack Hermansson||Submission (heel hook)||UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2||July 19 2020||1||1:18||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Loss||15–5 (1)||Darren Till||Decision (split)||UFC 244||November 2 2019||3||5:00||New York City, New York, United States|
|Loss||15–4 (1)||Israel Adesanya||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 236||April 13 2019||5||5:00||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||15–3 (1)||Ronaldo Souza||Decision (split)||UFC 224||May 12 2018||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||14–3 (1)||Michael Bisping||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum||November 25 2017||1||2:30||Shanghai, China|
|Loss||13–3 (1)||Chris Weidman||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum||July 22 2017||3||3:45||Uniondale, New York, United States|
|NC||13–2 (1)||Vitor Belfort||NC (overturned)||UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum||March 11 2017||1||3:52||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|Win||13–2||Tim Kennedy||TKO (punches)||UFC 206||December 10 2016||3||2:45||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Win||12–2||Johny Hendricks||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 200||July 9 2016||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||11–2||Neil Magny||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter Latin America II Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum||November 21 2015||5||5:00||Monterrey, Mexico|
|Win||11–1||Nate Marquardt||TKO (corner stoppage)||UFC 188||June 13 2015||2||5:00||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Loss||10–1||Tyron Woodley||Decision (split)||UFC 183||January 31 2015||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–0||Jake Ellenberger||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 180||November 15 2014||1||4:46||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Win||9–0||Nico Musoke||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens||June 28 2014||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||8–0||Rick Story||Decision (split)||UFC 171||March 15 2014||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Win||7–0||Brian Melancon||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann II||August 28 2013||1||2:26||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||6–0||Uriah Hall||Decision (split)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale||April 13 2013||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Mike Ashford||TKO (punches)||Rage in the Cage 161||July 20 2012||1||1:57||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
|Win||4–0||Bill Smallwood||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Rage: On the River 2||July 7 2012||1||0:56||Parker, Arizona, United States|
|Win||3–0||Mike Gentile||TKO (punches)||Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 10||October 22 2011||2||2:32||Yuma, Arizona, United States|
|Win||2–0||Yair Moguel||Submission (kimura)||Latin American Warriors 1: Heatwave||July 16 2011||3||2:26||Mexicali, Mexico|
|Win||1–0||Jose Sanchez||TKO (submission to punches)||Latin American Fighter 1: Border Wars||December 11, 2010||2||1:38||Mexicali, Mexico|
FAQs on Kelvin Gastelum
Q1. How many losses does Kelvin Gastelum have in the UFC?
Kelvin Gastelum has lost eight fights in the UFC so far.
Q2. How many fights has Kelvin Gastelum had in the UFC?
Kelvin Gastelum has had 21 octagon appearances so far in the UFC.
Q4. What is Kelvin Gastelum's current rank in the UFC?
Kelvin Gastelum is currently the No.15 contender in the UFC middleweight division.
Last updated on April 9, 2023.