Kelvin Gastelum News

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...

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...