Stats

Fighting style: Wrestling
Stance: Southpaw
Division: Middleweight
Height: 5' 9"
Reach: 71"
Leg reach: 39.50
Weight: 170 lbs.
Team: Kings MMA
Nationality: San Jose, United States
Out of: Yuma, Arizona, United States
Age: 32

Accolades

Wins by KO: 7
Wins by submission: 4
Wins by decision: 6

ATHLETE METRICS

STRIKING ACCURACY

Significant Strikes Attempted: 2521
Significant Strikes Landed: 1058

TAKEDOWN ACCURACY

Takedowns Attempted: 62
Takedowns Landed: 9

BIOGRAPHY

Kelvin Gastelum is an American mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the middleweight division. Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, Gastelum began his martial arts journey at a young age. By the time he was fifteen years old, he had earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Master Ricardo Barros. He then became an 8-time State Champion wrestler for Cibola High School before attending Iowa Central Community College to compete in wrestling for two seasons.

Gastelum entered The Ultimate Fighter 17 competition on February 15th 2013 where he would soon become one of sixteen welterweights under contract with Zuffa, LLC after winning against Uriah Hall on June 1st and becoming “The Ultimate Fighter”. After joining the UFC as a full-time fighter, Gastelum made his debut on July 6th 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27 defeating Brian Melancon via TKO.

Throughout his career so far, Gastelum has been very successful having nine wins and six losses since entering professional MMA fighting competitions with only one disqualification due to illegal strikes when facing Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 . He also holds impressive victories over former champions Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley as well as contenders like Johny Hendricks and Neil Magny – making him one of most experienced fighters currently active in the octagon today despite being just 29 years old. Throughout his fights Kelvin has demonstrated both power striking ability along with technical grappling skills which have secured him four submission wins out of his total nine professional MMA wins; this makes him even more dangerous inside the cage against opponents who don’t take into account that they may need to go beyond 5 rounds if they wish to win against him via decision depending on how they choose to fight Kelvin standup or grapple based off their respective combat styles or training backgrounds.. Furthermore Kelvin’s reach advantage has played heavily into how many decisions are made during these matchups – especially when faced up against much smaller opponents such as Rick Story & Cardio Leites

In 2019 alone desite not being able to secure any major titles yet but still managed three consecutive wins including two TKO’s vs Ian Heinisch & Anthony Hernandez plus another close split decision call victory over Edmen Shahbazyan while competing within 185lbs weight class respectively which demonstrates that this fighter is capable of taking down some difficult opposition regardless if it goes past five rounds or not.. In 2020 however it seems like there could be some interesting opportunities opening up for Kelvin given recent events within title picture where Israel Adesanya moved up weight class last April leaving vacated Middleweight strap available now for contenders willing put themselves forward proving worthy replacement next champion status.. Currently no official announcement been made yet upcoming match ups but looking back through history its safe assume Gastlelums chances will increase significantly hoping come away victor by end year!

Fight History

Daniel Rodriguez
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Jun 22, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Chimaev
Sean Brady
Kelvin Gastelum: Defeated
by Submission in Round 3 @ 1:43
Sat. Dec 02, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan
Chris Curtis
Kelvin Gastelum: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Apr 08, 2023
UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2
287
Robert Whittaker
Kelvin Gastelum: Defeated
by in Round @ 5:00
Sat. Apr 17, 2021
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum
Ian Heinisch
Kelvin Gastelum: Winner
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Feb 13, 2021
UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns
258
Jack Hermansson
Kelvin Gastelum: Defeated
by Submission in Round 1
Sat. Jul 18, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Figueredo vs. Benavidez 2
Darren Till
Kelvin Gastelum: Defeated
by Decision in Round 3
Sat. Nov 02, 2019
UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz
244
Darren Till
Kelvin Gastelum: Defeated
by Decision in Round 5
Sat. Apr 13, 2019
UFC 236
236

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What Is Kelvin Gastelum's Record?
Kelvin Gastelum's record is 18 wins, 9 losses, and no contests in 1 match.

Who Is Kelvin Gastelum's Next Opponent In His Upcoming Fight?
Kelvin Gastelum's next opponent in his upcoming fight is Sean Brady, scheduled for December 2, 2023.

What Is Kelvin Gastelum's Height?
Kelvin Gastelum's height is 5β€² 9β€³.

Who Is Kelvin Gastelum In UFC?
Kelvin Gastelum is an American professional mixed martial artist competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), who earned his contract by winning The Ultimate Fighter 17 in 2013.

Who Will Win The Fight Between Kelvin Gastelum And Sean Brady?
Based on the UFC Austin odds, Sean Brady is the slight favorite to win over Kelvin Gastelum.

What Is The Age Of Kelvin Gastelum?
Kelvin Gastelum is 32 years old.

What Is Kelvin Gastelum's Record On Tapology?
Kelvin Gastelum's record on Tapology is 18-9-0.

Is Kelvin Gastelum A Welterweight?
No, Kelvin Gastelum is not a welterweight, he is currently competing in the middleweight division in the UFC as of December 5, 2023.

Who Won The Fight Between Kelvin Gastelum And Chris Curtis?
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight against Chris Curtis at UFC 287.

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