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Kelvin Gastelum Hopes To Be Backup Fighter For Whittaker-Costa After UFC 258 Win

Kelvin Gastelum is back in the win column and looking to fight someone ranked ahead of him. On the main card of UFC 258, Gastelum was fighting the 15th-ranked, Ian Heinisch. It was a pivotal fight for Gastelum who was on a three-fight losing streak and said he was fighting...

Kelvin Gastelum Puts A Finger On Major Cause For Losing Streak

Kelvin Gastelum has come to believe that arriving at his ideal future destination requires him to live fully in the present. For the first time in his professional career, Kelvin Gastelum is on a three-fight losing streak. At only 29 years of age and considering the level of talent the...

Kelvin Gastelum Reveals The Hardest Hitter He Has Ever Fought

Kelvin Gastelum has fought the who's who of the welterweight and middleweight division but believes one person sticks out as the hardest hitter. Immediately, many fans thought it would've been someone like Darren Till, Tyron Woodley, Uriah Hall or Vitor Belfort who are known for their power. Yet, for Gastelum,...

Kelvin Gastelum ‘Embarrassed’ Following Submission Loss At UFC on ESPN+ 30

Kelvin Gastelum is disappointed in his efforts against Jack Hermansson. On July 18, Gastelum took on Hermansson in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 30. Very few predicted that Hermansson would pull off a first-round submission, but that's exactly what happened. Gastelum got caught in a heel hook and...

UFC on ESPN+ 30 Highlights: Jack Hermansson Quickly Taps Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jack Hermansson served as the co-headliner of UFC on ESPN+ 30 and it was over quickly.  The two fighters met in a middleweight bout on Saturday night (July 18, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN+ 30 event from Abu Dhabi's Yas Island aka Fight Island. They came out...

Dana White Claims UFC on ESPN+ 30 Scrap Isn’t ‘A Crossroads Fight’ For Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum went from nearly fighting for the middleweight title in February of last year to now trying to snap a two-fight losing skid. Gastelum had his title fight booked against Robert Whittaker, but the champ pulled out on the day of the fight. The American then fought for the...

Kelvin Gastelum Says He’s Put Personal Issues Behind Him Ahead Of UFC on ESPN+ 30

Kelvin Gastelum admits that he was dealing with personal issues in preparation for his last two outings. Gastelum had a thrilling interim UFC title bout against Israel Adesanya back in April 2019. Gastelum lost the bout via unanimous decision. He followed that up with a split decision loss to Darren...
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Jack Hermansson Talks ‘Preferred’ Kelvin Gastelum Fight Over Chris Weidman

Jack Hermansson feels he's in a better situation now fighting Kelvin Gastelum on July 18 as opposed to former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. "They came with the Gastleum offer ... and it was me asking for it," Hermansson told MMANews. "The UFC was up for it and I...

UFC Middleweight Kelvin Gastelum Accepts Reduced USADA Sanction

Kelvin Gastelum has accepted a nine-month USADA drug suspension, which was reduced to four, after testing positive for Carboxy-THC. Gastelum was able to receive a five-month reduction after the completion of a drug program. It's a big break for Gastelum as this is his second violation of the anti-doping policy. "Gastelum,...

Kelvin Gastelum Eyes July Return Against Jack Hermansson, Hopeful For Adesanya Rematch

Kelvin Gastelum admits he shouldn't have fought Darren Till at UFC 244 as he should've taken more time to heal the injuries he sustained in the Israel Adesanya fight. Gastelum and Adesanya had an absolute war in one of the best fights in 2019. Although he came up short, Gastelum...

Jacare Souza Wants Rematch With Romero Or Gastelum After UFC 249

Jacare Souza is looking to run things back with Yoel Romero or Kelvin Gastelum if he beats Uriah Hall at UFC 249. Souza is currently on a two-fight losing streak where he lost to Jan Blachowicz and Jack Hermansson. Yet, the Brazilain believes he can get back into the win...

Kelvin Gastelum Says Israel Adesanya Loss Still ‘Burns In My Soul’

On April 13, 2018, UFC 236 featured two interim title fights headlining the card and the delivered. The co-main event saw Israel Adesanya narrowly beat Kelvin Gastelum while in the main event Dustin Poirier edged out Max Holloway for the lightweight strap. Now, one year later, Gastelum says the loss...

Kelvin Gastelum & Coach Fined By NYSAC For UFC 244 Towelgate

Kelvin Gastelum and his coach, Rafael Cordeiro, have been punished for a UFC 244 weigh-in incident. Ahead of his UFC 244 bout with Darren Till, Gastelum tipped the scales at 184 pounds. Gastelum used a towel so he could take off his clothes despite having wiggle room on the scale....

Israel Adesanya Believes Kelvin Gastelum ‘Dusts’ Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum were supposed to fight at UFC 234 in February. Yet, the day of the fight, the then middleweight champion in Whittaker had to pull out of the fight and Gastelum didn't get his title shot. Instead, Gastelum had to go and fight Israel Adesanya...

Kelvin Gastelum Speaks On His UFC 244 Loss To Darren Till

Kelvin Gastelum is apologetic after failing to get the victory over Darren Till. Gastelum vs. Till served as UFC 244's co-main event. Many believed that this was high risk, high reward for Till as he dropped two in a row and was moving up to middleweight. "The Gorilla" ended up...