Kelvin Gastelum News
Kelvin Gastelum issues statement following one-sided loss to Sean Brady at UFC Austin
Fernando Quiles - December 3, 2023
Kelvin Gastelum claims welterweight "has always been my division" ahead of return at UFC Austin
Cole Shelton - November 30, 2023
Kelvin Gastelum claims the UFC higher-ups "are doubting" he can make 170lbs in his welterweight return against Sean Brady
Cole Shelton - September 25, 2023
Sean Brady vs. Kelvin Gastelum slated for UFC fight night event in December
Susan Cox - September 25, 2023
A welterweight bout between Sean Brady and Kelvin Gastelum is in the works for a UFC fight night event in December. It has been confirmed that the welterweight bout between Sean Brady (15-1 MMA) and Kelvin Gastelum (18-8 MMA) will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Watch | Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum share wholesome moment at UFC 290 (Video)
Susan Cox - July 10, 2023
Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum shared a wholesome moment at UFC 290. UFC 290 took place last Saturday, July 8th, at the T-Mobile Arena facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dana White announces Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Kelvin Gastelum for co-main event of UFC Mexican Independence Day card
Cole Shelton - June 28, 2023
Shavkat Rakhmonov will be returning to the Octagon in September. Dana White took to social media to announce the UFC is holding a Mexican Independence Day card on September 16th at the T-Mobile Arena and Rakhmonov will take on Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event. The main event of the card sees Alexa Grasso defending her flyweight title against Valentina Shevchenko in a rematch.
Kelvin Gastelum accepts Shavkat Rakhmonov's callout: "Stylistically I’m horrible for him"
Cole Shelton - June 20, 2023
Kelvin Gastelum is ready to fight Shavkat Rakhmonov next time out. After Gastelum announced he would be making the move to welterweight, Rakhmonov quickly called him out on social media. Although Gastelum did not immediately respond as he was on vacation, the TUF 17 winner has said he wants that fight and hopes it can happen on the Mexican Independence card on September 16.
Chael Sonnen slams Shavkat Rakhmonov for his callout of Kelvin Gastelum: “It was about as wimpy as you could do a callout”
Harry Kettle - May 30, 2023
Shavkat Rakhmonov calls to fight Kelvin Gastelum in return to welterweight division
Josh Evanoff - May 23, 2023
UFC welterweight contender Shavkat Rakhmonov would love to welcome Kelvin Gastelum back to the division. The former middleweight title challenger is fresh off his return last month at UFC 287. In that outing, Gastelum earned a badly needed unanimous decision victory over Chris Curtis. For their performances, the two received the ‘Performance of the Night’ award. Weeks following the victory, he announced his plans to drop back down to the welterweight division.
Kelvin Gastelum announces official plans to return to UFC welterweight division: "I'm going to get shredded!"
Josh Evanoff - May 11, 2023
Former UFC title challenger Kelvin Gastelum is officially back at 170 pounds. The 31-year-old is fresh off his clash with Chris Curtis in April at UFC 287. In that outing, the two middleweights put on a show in the three-round contest. After 15 minutes of action, it was Gastelum who halted ‘The Action Man’, winning by unanimous decision.
Kelvin Gastelum to work with Dana White's nutritionist and make a return to welterweight
Cole Shelton - April 25, 2023
Kelvin Gastelum will be returning to his old stomping grounds. Gastelum did an interview with ESPN Deportes and revealed he has told the UFC he is planning on dropping back down to welterweight. The plan is to have his return fight in September, and the UFC was on board with the plan. Along with that, Gastelum will be working with Dana White’s nutritionist, he revealed.
Dricus du Plessis shoots down Kelvin Gastelum’s “title eliminator” fight proposal: “You screwed me out of a fight last time so no thanks”
Harry Kettle - April 19, 2023
Dricus du Plessis has shot down Kelvin Gastelum’s proposal for the two to compete in a title eliminator later this summer. Since entering the UFC, Dricus du Plessis has served as quite the attraction at middleweight. In two and a half years, he’s been able to put together a 5-0 record with four finishes to his name. Now, he’s got his sights set on trying to claim a title shot.
Kelvin Gastelum calls out Dricus du Plessis for title-eliminator bout at UFC 290: “What do you say”
Harry Kettle - April 18, 2023
Henry Cejudo believes champion status awaits Kelvin Gastelum at welterweight: “He’d be a lethal, lethal weapon at 170 pounds”
Susan Cox - April 13, 2023
Henry Cejudo believes champion status awaits Kelvin Gastelum at welterweight. UFC 287 saw Kelvin Gastelum (18-8 MMA) vs Chris Curtis (30-10 MMA) in a middleweight bout. The result was a unanimous decision win for the 31-year-old Gastelum. The Saturday night fight also awarded Gastelum and Curtis ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.
Kelvin Gastelum eyeing a future rematch with Israel Adesanya: "I want to be champion"
Josh Evanoff - April 12, 2023
UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum is trying to get back to the gold. The former title challenger returned over the weekend at UFC 287. On the prelims, Gastelum faced Chris Curtis, and the two put on a show. The two exchanged massive shots for all three rounds, even getting ‘Fight of the Night’ honors for their performance.
UFC 287 Results: Kelvin Gastelum defeats Chris Curtis (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023
A middleweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Chris Curtis served as the featured prelim of tonight’s UFC 287 event. Gastelum (16-8 MMA) will enter the contest with hopes of snapping a two-fight losing skid. The former TUF winner last competed in August of 2021, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Jared Cannonier.
Kelvin Gastelum says he “went through the valley of the shadow of death” ahead of return at UFC 287
Harry Kettle - April 6, 2023
UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum has spoken candidly about his journey back to the Octagon ahead of his return this weekend. While he may only be 31, Kelvin Gastelum has been around for a long time. From his Ultimate Fighter days to becoming a middleweight contender, he’s been involved in some incredible moments over the years.
Kelvin Gastelum fires back at Conor McGregor for recent comments regarding his UFC Vegas 67 withdrawal
Cole Shelton - January 10, 2023
Kelvin Gastelum issues statement after being forced to withdraw from UFC Vegas 67 main event
Josh Evanoff - January 9, 2023
Middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum has released a statement after being forced out of UFC Vegas 67. The former UFC title challenger has been out of action since a decision loss to Jared Cannonier in August 2021. That defeat was a brutal one, as it set him back to 1-5 in his last six contests. He previously lost to names such as Robert Whittaker, and Darren Till in that stretch.
Kelvin Gastelum plans "sharp violence" against Nassourdine Imavov to reward fans after 28-day break
Cole Shelton - January 4, 2023
Kelvin Gastelum is planning to give MMA fans a treat at UFC Vegas 67. Gastelum is set to make his return to the Octagon for the first time since August 2021 on January 14. When he makes the walk to the Octagon, he will be headlining UFC Vegas 67 against Nassourdine Imavov in a pivotal fight for both men.
Kelvin Gastelum eyes potential return to welterweight after one more fight at middleweight: "It’s not outside the realm of possibilities"
Cole Shelton - November 4, 2022
Kelvin Gastelum is thinking about returning to welterweight. Gastelum fought at welterweight seven times inside the UFC but missed weight twice, including one when he weighed-in at 180lbs. After having trouble making weight he made the permanent move to welterweight in 2016 and had success right away. Gastelum 3-1 and one No Contest to earn an interim title shot which he lost to Israel Adesanya.
Kelvin Gastelum releases statement after being forced to withdraw from UFC 273
Fernando Quiles - April 3, 2022
Kelvin Gastelum has spoken out about being forced off the UFC 273 card. Gastelum was initially set to meet Nassourdine Imavov on April 9 in Jacksonville. Plans changed after Imavov had visa issues. Dricus Du Plessis agreed to relace Imavov but Gastelum has withdrawn from the fight due to injury.
Kelvin Gastelum forced out of his UFC 273 fight against Dricus Du Plessis
Cole Shelton - April 1, 2022
Kelvin Gastelum explains why he decided to fight an unranked opponent at UFC 273
Cole Shelton - March 31, 2022
Kelvin Gastelum has explained why he decided to take a short-notice replacement t UFC 273. Gastelum was set to face Nassourdine Imavov but the Frenchman had visa issues so the fight was off. It was then reported that Gastelum would be removed from the card and the bout with Imanov would be rescheduled. However, on Tuesday, it was revealed that ‘KG’ would now face unranked fighter Dricus Du Plessis, and the former TUF winner has a good reason why.
Kelvin Gastelum now faces Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 273, Anthony Hernandez gets a new opponent
Cole Shelton - March 29, 2022
Kelvin Gastelum will remain on UFC 273 but it will not be against Nassourdine Imavov as originally expected. Gastelum was supposed to take on the surging French prospect, but on Monday it was revealed Imavov was out of the fight. However, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Gastelum will now fight Dricus Du Plessis at middleweight.