Kelvin
Gastelum
12-2-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #12 Welterweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 12-2-0
Summary: Heart

Fighter Info

From: San Jose, California USA
Fights Out Of: Yuma, Arizona USA
Age: 24
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 39"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
831
40% Successful
332
Types of Successful Strikes
0
332
76% Standing
14%
253
46
33
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
17
53% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
15
4
Takedown Defense
59
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
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Kelvin Gastelum
Jul 9, 2016
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Loss
Kelvin Gastelum
Nov 21, 2015
54
54
6
2
0
0
5
3
R5 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Kelvin Gastelum
Jun 13, 2015
59
18
1
0
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Kelvin Gastelum
Jan 31, 2015
27
32
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Kelvin Gastelum
Nov 15, 2014
10
16
1
1
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Kelvin Gastelum
Jun 28, 2014
67
36
0
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Kelvin Gastelum
Mar 15, 2014
59
45
1
0
0
0
3
1
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Kelvin Gastelum
Aug 28, 2013
14
7
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Kelvin Gastelum
Apr 13, 2013
44
31
2
3
0
0
1
5
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

Thoughts on opponent, Johny Hendricks? Fighting Johny Hendricks means I’m going to prove to the world that I belong fighting with elite fighters and that I can beat them. This is my opportunity to stay relevant in the welterweight title picture, which is what I ultimately want.

TRAINING: I’m training at Kings MMA every day. Master Rafael Cordeiro has been working with me these last few months and he has elevated my fighting skills. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting professionally in December of 2010 because I came back from college and had the fire to compete in MMA

What ranks and titles have you held? TUF 17 winner, State champion wrestler, TUF LATAM 2 coach

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I never gave up and I made my dream come true. And anybody that puts the work in can achieve anything they want in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to North Idaho College for one year 

What was your job before you started fighting? I am Bail Bondsman.
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: 
10th planet jiu-jitsu purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: RNC

Favorite striking technique:
 The one that knocks people out

• Team Sonnen member on TUF 17

• Pro since 2010

• Five wins by KO, four by submission (4 RNC)

• Five first round finishes

Career

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