Kelvin Gastelum News

Dec 14, 2017 8:43 am

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold Threatens to Slap ‘Little Midget’ Kelvin Gastelum

It was like magic. Georges St-Pierre left the middleweight division and a tidal wave of movement happened with no one having to fight each other. Luke Rockhold got a middleweight title shot — not an interim bout, but for the undisputed title — against Robert Whittaker and contenders all got bumped up a notch. Not everyone can...

Dec 9, 2017 1:20 pm

Kelvin Gastelum Allegedly Turns Down Huge Main Event for UFC Belem

Once it was announced that Luke Rockhold was fighting Robert Whittaker in Perth for the middleweight title, Kelvin Gastelum took to social media to voice his opinion and declare that he thought he was worthy of the shot. While it’d be easy to see Gastelum sitting on the sidelines waiting to see how that fight...

Dec 9, 2017 10:42 am

Kelvin Gastelum Clowns UFC and Claims Robert Whittaker Took the ‘Easy Road’

It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict that Kelvin Gastelum wasn’t going to like Luke Rockhold getting the title shot against Robert Whittaker. The next day after Georges St-Pierre announced he was leaving the middleweight division, the title was vacated and the UFC made Rockhold’s fight in Perth with Whittaker for the undisputed belt. Gastelum felt...

Dec 6, 2017 11:02 am

Kelvin Gastelum Reacts to Luke Rockhold Potentially Fighting Robert Whittaker

The news is still as fresh as the Christmas trees your neighbors are probably already putting up: Luke Rockhold is slated to fight interim UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia. That is sure to make Rockhold happy after his divisional criticisms, but it definitely isn’t the news Kelvin Gastelum wanted....

Dec 6, 2017 5:57 am

Kelvin Gastelum roasts Luke Rockhold with social media poll

Earlier this week, on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold called for a fight the division’s interim champion Robert Whittaker. “They have to make up backup plans,” Rockhold said. “They’re trying to make fights like [me versus] Yoel Romero right now. Why would I fight Yoel Romero no...

Nov 29, 2017 8:40 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen identifies the one thing that Kelvin Gastelum is truly good at

Chael Sonnen is very familiar with rising UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum, having coached him on season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter. That said, Sonnen claims that for a long time, he couldn’t actually identify the one thing that made Gastelum so good. While it was clear the young fighter had few weaknesses, his true...

Nov 25, 2017 4:33 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping reacts to his first-round knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum

Michael Bisping suffered his second stoppage loss in the past three weeks earlier today at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, China. “The Count” took on surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum in today’s main event but unfortunately lost the contest via first-round knockout. Gastelum was able to catch Bisping with a massive left hand that...

Nov 25, 2017 9:20 am

VIDEO | Kelvin Gastelum Wants to Fight Robert Whittaker at UFC 221

While most of us slept off our second helping of Thanksgiving, Kelvin Gastelum was in Shanghai, China earning the biggest win of his entire career. It only took him a single round to take out Michael Bisping, who was coming off a super quick turnaround from UFC 217’s loss to Georges St-Pierre. Gastelum wasted no...

Nov 25, 2017 6:31 am

VIDEO | Kelvin Gastelum Sleeps Michael Bisping in the First Round at UFC Shanghai

Brutal. pic.twitter.com/BORuBEyjdw — FloCombat (@FloCombat) November 25, 2017 When Michael Bisping stepped up to fight Kelvin Gastelum right after being finished by Georges St-Pierre, the big question was going to be such a quick turnaround was going to effect his performance on fight night. That question didn’t really get answered, actually Gastelum didn’t nearly give...

Nov 24, 2017 10:59 am

VIDEO | Kelvin Gastelum May Have Used the Daniel Cormier Towel Trick at Weigh-Ins

Today at the weigh-ins for UFC Shanghai, Kelvin Gastelum missed weight on his first attempt. Don’t worry, he was able to weigh at 186lbs for his middleweight fight with Michael Bisping tomorrow on his second trip to the scale. However, it’s ironically not the weight that everyone is focused on. We aren’t passing any judgments,...

Nov 18, 2017 8:13 am

Kelvin Gastelum Wants a Title Shot if He Beats Michael Bisping

Kelvin Gastelum was originally supposed to fight the legend Anderson Silva in the main even of UFC Shanghai, but Silva’s flagging by USADA took away that opportunity. Luckily, perhaps an even more high profile match-up landed in Gastelum’s lap. Michael Bisping wanted to bounce right back from his loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217,...

Nov 13, 2017 6:03 am

ODDS | Former champ Michael Bisping opens as underdog against Kelvin Gastelum

If things had gone according to plan, the UFC’s November 26 debut in Shanghai, China, would have been headlined by a middleweight scrap between former champion Anderson Silva and dangerous contender Kelvin Gastelum. Regrettably, a potential USADA violation recently forced Silva out of this planned contest, leaving the UFC with mere weeks to find a...

Nov 11, 2017 3:07 pm

BREAKING! Kelvin Gastelum has a new opponent for UFC Shanghai

Perennial UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has received a new opponent for UFC Shanghai. Not even a full week after losing his UFC middleweight title to Georges St-Pierre via third-round stoppage, Michael “The Count” Bisping has agreed to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Shanghai in just two weeks time. MMAFighting’s Ariel...

Nov 11, 2017 8:09 am

Mike Perry Offers to Fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai

News broke yesterday that Anderson Silva has been pulled from his fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai due to a possible anti-doping violation. Gastelum said he is staying on the card, but the fight is just two weeks away and that makes it difficult to find a replacement. That is, unless Mike Perry hears...

Nov 10, 2017 1:09 pm

BREAKING: Anderson Silva flagged by USADA – out of UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, China

Terrible news was released on Friday as former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. The UFC released the following statement via their website on Friday: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Anderson Silva of a...

Oct 22, 2017 1:30 pm

Kelvin Gastelum says Santiago Ponzinibio will “sleep” Mike Perry, “Platinum” responds

Kelvin Gastelum believes that Santiago Ponzinibio will “sleep” Mike Perry when the welterweight contenders square off at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg on December 16. The former Ultimate Fighter winner, Gastelum, took to Twitter earlier today where he voiced his opinion on the Ponzinibio vs. Perry matchup. Everyone is sleeping on Ponzinibio! He'd sleep...

Sep 25, 2017 9:36 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum have their first face-offs in Shanghai

A exatos dois meses do #UFCXangai , as estrelas da luta principal do evento @spiderandersonsilva e @kgastelum estão na China promovendo o evento e protagonizaram a primeira encarada em frente a um dos cartões postais da região, a Torre Pérola Oriental! 🕷️🇨🇳 A post shared by UFC (@ufc_brasil) on Sep 25, 2017 at 5:49am PDT On...

Aug 16, 2017 7:21 pm

Breaking! Anderson Silva returns to the octagon on November 25 in Shanghai

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will throw down with perennial division contender Kelvin Gastelum on November 25 in Shanghai, China. Kelvin Gastelum just took to Instagram where he announced the fight as official. Confirmed! #NewEra #NewGeneration #allglorytogod #kingsmma #onamission4gold A post shared by Kelvin Gastelum (@kgastelum) on Aug 16, 2017 at 7:14pm PDT Anderson...

Aug 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Report: Anderson Silva rescheduled for matchup at UFC China event

The MMA community has been patiently waiting for the return of the former middleweight king Anderson Silva. On Thursday, Damon Martin reporting for FloCombat stated that their sources confirmed that the former UFC middleweight champion is being targeted to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the UFC Shanghai card, which will be the first UFC event taking...

Jul 23, 2017 9:52 am

Kelvin Gastelum details how close he was to finishing Chris Weidman

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman snapped his three-fight losing skid last night in New York, defeating surging contender Kelvin Gastelum via third-round submission (arm triangle choke) in the main event of UFC on FOX 25. The 25-year-old, Gastelum, did have his moments in the fight including a first-round knockdown of the “All American” after...

Jul 23, 2017 8:04 am

PHOTO | Kelvin Gastelum possesses some serious power in his left hand

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman picked up a much needed win in the main event of last night’s UFC on FOX 25 event on Long Island, submitting surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum in the third-round. The victory snapped a three-fight losing skid for the “All American”, as Weidman had previously suffered knockout losses to...

Jul 23, 2017 7:37 am

Kelvin Gastelum issues statement, requests persmission to return to welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum (13-3, 1 no-contest) suffered a third-round submission loss to former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC on FOX 25 last night on Long Island, New York. The setback snapped Gastelum’s impressive three-fight win streak, which had seen Kelvin score TKO victories over Tim Kennedy and Vitor Belfort, as...