Archive: Kelvin Gastelum

Mar 25, 2015 5:44 am

Gastelum moves up to middleweight, faces Marquardt at UFC 188

Kelvin Gastelum (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is returning to the UFC’s middleweight division! “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 winner had missed the welterweight limit of 170-pounds in two of his past three fights, prompting the decision. In his return to middleweight, Gastelum will square off with former title challenger Nate Marquardt (33-14-2 MMA) at June’s...

Nov 19, 2014 6:56 am

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 183 co-main event

A key welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley will co-main event January’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the booking yesterday. Undefeated welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (10-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was most recently seen in action at this past weekend’s UFC 180 event in Mexico, where he scored a first-round submission...

Nov 15, 2014 10:12 pm

UFC 180 Bonus Report: Werdum and Gastelum Take Home Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti It is rare that preliminary fighters take home bonus money, but Cannetti and Briones both deserved it with their performance on UFC Fight Pass. Briones was close to being stopped in the opening round as he took two serious body shots from Cannetti. However, be persevered...


Aug 28, 2014 3:33 pm

UFC Sells-Out Mexico Debut In 8 Hours

It took just eight hours to sell-out the highly anticipated UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM event scheduled for November 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City Arena). Fans made history at the box office, as well as online, to sell out Mexico’s first ever live UFC event. UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM is...

Aug 26, 2014 12:44 pm

STAREDOWNS! Fighters Mean Mug South Of The Border For UFC 180

Earlier today, from Mexico City, the UFC made their first promotional stop in anticipation of their upcoming UFC 180 event featuring Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title. The staredowns were good, here’s more. Sanchez vs. Parke: Ellenberger vs. Gastelum: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Ellenberger-Gastelum, Sanchez-Parke Added to UFC 180 In Mexico

The UFC’s top Mexican fighters are hitting Mexico City this November with “UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum”. UFC officials announced the addition of some intriguing bouts during today’s press-conference. (Replay HERE) In lightweight action, Diego Sanchez will face Norman Park, and in welterweight action Kelvin Gastelum will take on Jake Ellenberger. The two bouts will...

Jun 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum ‘still trying to figure out’ weight cut down to 170lbs

The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is preparing for his co-main event bout with Nico Musoke at this weekend’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio. The young welterweight fighter recently revealed that he can get as heavy as 200-225 pounds when not in camp and that he...

Apr 9, 2014 6:02 pm

Gastelum Faces Musoke at UFC Fight Night 44

Undefeated welterweight Kelvin Gastelum will take on Nico Musoke in the latest bout added to June’s UFC Fight Night in San Antonio. “UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens” takes place June 28 at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. A welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) and Nico Musoke (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition...

Mar 13, 2014 6:52 am

Hendricks Feels It’s Time for Welterweights to ‘Make Our Own Mark’

If it all goes according to plan, by the time the smoke settles Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX., Georges St. Pierre will be nowhere near the subject of discourse. After St. Pierre put his career on hiatus, following a brilliant 11-title-fight-victory run, a new welterweight champion will be determined as...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

Dec 28, 2013 8:21 am

Urijah Hall Responds To Internet Trolls: I Will Show You How Great I Am

168 UFC all you trolls gana bow when I whoop him ima show you how great I am #hallway pic.twitter.com/QhBrClPuXV — U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 23, 2013 Not so long ago, Urijah Hall was one of the most talked-about, hyped, and feared fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division....

Dec 27, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White on Uriah Hall, ‘I was purposely sticking it to him, no doubt about it’

Uriah Hall sent shockwaves around the MMA universe while serving as a contestant on season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Hall landed a brutal spinning wheel-kick on opponent Adam Cella that left the TV audiendce, as well as his fellow contestants, in absolute shock. Uriah followed that highlight reel knockout up with 2 more viscous...

Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Report: Kelvin Gastelum Cleared to Fight, Wanted Condit, Will Take Story

Kelvin Gastelum, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, was forced out of a bout at UFC on FOX 9 with a knee injury.  It is reported that he is now cleared to fight, and while Gastelum originally wanted to face Carlos Condit, he says that he’ll take Rick Story.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Nov 22, 2013 7:54 am

Kelvin Gastelum: I’m working towards being a champ

21-year-old, Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), was the surprise winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 17,” upsetting tournament favorite, Uriah Hall, in the season’s live finale, thus becoming the show’s middleweight winner. After his victory over Hall, Gastelum promptly dropped to the welterweight division (170 pounds) and earned an impressive first-round submission finish of Brian...

Nov 21, 2013 7:48 am

UFC Fighter Forced Into Retirement After Kidney Issue Revealed

UFC Welterweight Brian Melancon has made the decision to retire from mixed martial arts. Melancon fought twice in Strikeforce, and twice in the UFC, compiling a career record of 7-3. His reasoning, he said, is due to health problems. He took to facebook to explain why his fight against Kelvin Gastelum will be the final...

Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am

Chael Sonnen To Coach Brazilians on TUF Brazil 3

The heated rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva heats up even more, as it has been confirmed that Sonnen will coach Brazilian fighters in the upcoming Ultimate Figher Brazil season. Many people thought it would be a Brazil vs. United States season, but it seems that Sonnen will be training fighters from the country...

Nov 12, 2013 8:04 am

Kelvin Gastelum Injured – UFC Looks For New Opponent For Court McGee

An undisclosed injury has taken Kelvin Gastelum out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 9 welterweight showdown with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Court McGee. A UFC official has confirmed the change, and noted that the promotion is keeping Court McGee on the card – so long as they find him an opponent. This isn’t the first...

Sep 4, 2013 11:19 am

UFC Fight Night 27 Drug Tests: All Main Card Fighters Test Clean

The Athletic Division of the Indiana Gaming Commission tested all 12 fighters from the main-card of UFC’s Fight Night 27, and it was confirmed today that all fighters had passed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All fighters from the main card of August’s UFC Fight Night 27 passed their drug screenings, MMAJunkie.com confirmed today. Andy...

Jul 24, 2013 10:12 am

Melancon In For Thiago Against Gastelum

Yesterday we announced the removal of Paulo Thiago from his UFC Fight Night 27 bout against TUF winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Today, we can now announce his replacement as it was confirmed on last night’s “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. In for the injured Paulo Thiago comes Brain Melancon. UFC Fight Night 27 is set to...

Jun 4, 2013 9:51 am

Paulo Thiago vs. Kelvin Gastelum Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2

  A welterweight fight between Paulo Thiago (15-5) and TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum (6-0) has been scheduled for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 #2 show on August 28th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thiago is 2-4 in his last six, winning his last fight against a promotional newcomer at UFC...

May 3, 2013 10:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Gastelum adjusting to life as a TUF champ | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Kelvin Gastelum is still basking in the whirlwind. Gastelum went from the youngest competitor in The Ultimate Fighter history to being the last pick who upset his way to the TUF 17 season title. Gastelum, who fought for Team Sonnen, earned an impressive split decision victory over Uriah Hall in the TUF 17 finale, an...

May 1, 2013 4:09 pm

TUNE IN ALERT: BJPENN.COM RADIO GOES LIVE AT 5:00 WITH WATSON, SAFFIEDINE, HEALY AND GASTELUM

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC’s Burt Watson, Tarec Saffiedine, Pat Healy and Kelvin Gastelum. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners, disregard our...

May 1, 2013 11:58 am

TUF 17 CHAMP KELVIN GASTELUM JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin made waves during his time on the most recent season of the UFC’s reality series and we will...