Kelvin Gastelum is a well-known martial artist. He has currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was also the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17. Gastelum is currently competing as a middleweight and is ranked #4 in the UFC official middleweight rankings.
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1991|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Height||5 feet 7 inch|
Early Life of Kelvin Gastelum
Kelvin Gastelum was born on 24 October 1991. He is known as an American professional mixed martial artist). He was also known as the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17. Gastelum has attended Cibola High School and then he attended North Idaho College for a year and joined martial art professionally.
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Career of Kelvin Gastelum
Gastelum was talented in martial arts since his childhood and was a state championship wrestler at Cibola High School in Yuma, AZ. After that, he joined college and competes for mixed martial arts (MMA) professionally. Before training MMA full-time, he worked as a bail bondman.
He had his first professional battle against Jose Sanchez in Mexico on December 11, 2010. He won there in the second round. After that, he has his various fights in Mexico and Arizona where he defeated them all and every opponent he faced with 2 TKOs and 3 submissions on his record.
He was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen in Jan 2013. To get into the TUF house, Gastelum defeated Kito Andrews by the decision and he was chosen by Chael Sonnen for Team Sonnen. Gastelum then after participated and won the various fight against Bubba Mc Daniel.
Likewise in quarterfinals, he won by the first knockout and in semifinals by winning first round rear naked choke against Josh Samman he was advanced to tournament finals. After that, he succeeded to enter in Ultimate Fighting Championship. Gastelum also bore teammate known as Uriah Hall in the finals at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
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Gastelum was the winner of the fight through a split plan to achieve the victory of the Ultimate Fighter 17, by becoming the youngest winner in the show’s history at 24 and achieved earning of a UFC contract. After he won Gastelum declared that he would turn down a weight class to participate in the competition in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Gastelum face the Paulo Thiago in the year, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Although, Thiago pushed out of the bout suffering a knee injury.
Gastelum battled with a Rick Story on 15 March 2014 at UFC 171, that was a fight which he had particularly asked for. He was the winner of the back-and-forth fight through a split plan.
Gastelum bore Nico Musoke on 28 June 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44. He was the winner of the battle through the unanimous plan. Gastelum loses weight by one and three-quarter pounds and breached 20% of his fight purse to the Musoke. He was the winner of the battle through a unanimous decision.
Gastelum started to battle with Matt Brown in a welterweight bout on 21 November 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. Although, Brown was kicked out from the battle because of an ankle injury born in training. He was substituted by Neil Magny.
But Gastelum was defeated by him. Gastelum had a fight with Chris Weidman on 22 July 2017 in the main occasion at UFC on Fox 25. Gastelum was defeated in the fight through submission in the third stage.
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Net Worth of Kelvin Gastelum
American Mixed Martial Artist is presently placed at No. 8 in the UFC Official middleweight, Kelvin Gastelum earns the estimated net worth of around $1.5 million approximately.
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Personal Life of Kelvin Gastelum
Gastelum hasn’t been known so far dating someone. He hasn’t any of the relationships yet. He doesn’t
Gastelum is socially connected to various social media. He uses Facebook and has got approximately 50 thousand followers on Facebook. He also has his Twitter account and has got 120K followers. Likely he also uses Instagram and has got more than 197K followers on his Instagram account.
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The UFC announced in July 2018 that Gastelum and Robert Whittaker has chosen Ultimate Fighter 28 as trainers. On February 9, 2019, at UFC 234, Gastelum was scheduled to fight Whittaker for the middleweight title. However, Whittaker pulled out of the case a few hours before and compelled to undergo dual emergency surgery later in the day owing to an intestinal abdominal hernia and a twisted and broken intestine.
On April 13, 2019, Gastelum confronted Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 for the provisional UFC Middleweight championship. He lost the fight via unanimous decision in a back forth fight. This battle gained him the Night Fight award.
Facts of Kelvin Gastelum
Gastelum has the physically solid body with 5 feet 9 inches height. He weighs 84 kg. His leg reach is very nearly 39. The mystery behind his wellbeing is the day by day exercise and an adjusted eating regimen routinely. He has got Dark-hued Eyes and hair.
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