Kelvin Gastelum News

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...

Jul 22, 2017 7:26 pm

UFC on FOX 25 Results: Chris Weidman submits Kelvin Gastelum (Highlights)

A key middleweight scrap between former division champion Chris Weidman and surging contender Kelvin Gastelum served as the main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 25 fight card from Long Island, New York. Round one begins and Weidman looks absolutely huge compared to Kelvin. Gastelum takes the center of the octagon. Weidman throws a high...

Jul 19, 2017 11:26 am

Kelvin Gastelum plans to call for title fight with win over Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum has been on a tear recently. After dropping a split decision to Neil Magny at the TUF Latin America 2 Finale, Gastelum bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 200. Following that, Gastelum returned to middleweight and picked up a 3rd round TKO win...

May 17, 2017 10:10 am

Opening odds for UFC Long Island’s Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum main event

On July 22, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in Long Island with UFC on Fox 25. Over the last few weeks, the UFC has announced several matchups for this card, including its main event. This main event will pit struggling former champion and New Yorker Chris Weidman against surging former welterweight Kelvin Gastelum...

May 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s USADA suspension reduced

Last year, UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum made the move to middleweight after proving to be inconsistent at making the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Gastelum picked up a major TKO win over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in December of 2016 to pick up a major win in his middleweight debut. Most recently, Gastelum stepped...

May 9, 2017 9:56 am

Kelvin Gastelum allegedly changed story according to Brazilian sport court

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum recently found himself making headlines for the wrong reasons when it was announced in early April that he had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 212 showdown with Anderson Silva for a failed fight night drug test following his win over Vitor Belfort. Gastelum failed the fight night drug...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

May 7, 2017 1:48 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s impressive defeat of Vitor Belfort has been changed to a no-contest

Back in March, former welterweight contender and surging middleweight star Kelvin Gastelum scored an incredible, first-round knockout win over MMA legend Vitor Belfort. Unfortunately, this loss has been scratched from Gastelum’s record, and replaced with the words “no contest.” Shortly after his defeat of Belfort, news broke that Gastelum had tested positive for the banned...

May 4, 2017 3:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum and Shogun Rua both call Anderson Silva out

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was initially set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, however after Gastelum’s 1st round March TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Gastelum was flagged by USADA for a failed drug test for trace amounts of marijuana in his fight night drug sample. As a result...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Mar 27, 2017 10:23 am

UFC stars express interest in boxing vs. MMA pay-per-view

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega-fight between transcendent MMA star Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather. For a time, of course, this potential showdown looked like a near impossibility. With each passing day, however, there seems to be more and more reason to believe a Mayweather vs. McGregor...

Mar 23, 2017 8:10 am

Kelvin Gastelum eyeing welterweight title despite middleweight run

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum may have been forced by UFC President Dana White to go up to middleweight after being unable to make the welterweight limit of 170 pounds on several occasions, however he has future plans at 170 pounds. In Gastelum’s middleweight debut in December, he picked up an impressive 3rd round...

Mar 16, 2017 11:52 am

Anderson Silva’s former coach to train Kelvin Gastelum for UFC 212

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently booked to fight top ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown on June 3rd at UFC 212. While the scrap will certainly be a very interesting one, one aspect that fight fans haven’t been anticipating is the fact that Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro,...

Mar 15, 2017 5:55 am

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 212

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Brazil, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum continued to make good on his return to the middleweight division as he thumped MMA legend Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. Shortly after this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, the rising star made...

Mar 12, 2017 3:06 pm

VIDEO | Kelvin Gastelum explains why he called out Anderson Silva

Kelvin Gastelum scored one of the biggest victories of his career last night in Brazil by scoring a knockout win over mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. Following his victory over “The Phenom”, Gastelum proceeded to call out former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva in his post-fight octagon interview. Kelvin explained his decision...

Mar 12, 2017 5:58 am

MMA community reacts to Kelvin Gastelum’s destruction of Vitor Belfort

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. On the undercard, we saw some nice wins from talent like Kevin Lee, Joe Soto and Sergio Moraes, as well as the final fight of “The People’s Warrior”...

Mar 11, 2017 9:55 pm

UFC Fight Night 106 Results: Kelvin Gastelum finishes Vitor Belfort

A key middleweight bout between former UFC champion Vitor Belfort and surging contender Kelvin Gastelum served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 fight card in Brazil. Round one begins and Vitor lands a good kick to the body early. Gastelum with the pressure early. He lands a nice jab but Vitor...

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

Kelvin Gastelum still eyeing potential return to welterweight

The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is currently competing at middleweight following several botched weight-cuts to welterweight. Gastelum won season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter in the middleweight division, but then dropped to welterweight in order to fight opponents his size. With that being said, Gastelum missed weight on several occasions, resulting in...

Mar 10, 2017 10:10 pm

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum staredown

The main event will be 🔥 🔥 🔥 🇧🇷 @VitorBelfort vs 🇲🇽 @KelvinGastelum!!! pic.twitter.com/1zgHp4aG6f — UFC (@ufc) March 10, 2017 Tonight in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, UFC middleweight veteran Vitor Belfort will step into the Octagon with TUF winner and middleweight prospect Kelvin Gastelum for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight will headline a rather stacked...

Mar 7, 2017 12:04 pm

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC Fight Night 106, Watch Vitor Belfort KO Luke Rockhold

This weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will return to the Octagon. He will do so in his native Brazil, where he will be taking on former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum in the middleweight main event of UFC Fight Night 106. Ahead of Vitor Belfort’s compelling style clash with the dangerous Gastelum, the...

Mar 6, 2017 7:25 am

UFC Fight Night 106 – Belfort vs. Gastelum: Official fight card and start time

With UFC 209 now in the rear-view mirror, the next UFC event on the horizon is UFC Fight Night 106. This event, which will emanate from beautiful Fortaleza, Brazil this Saturday night, will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum. Other features...