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Kelvin Gastelum is known as a Mexican American professional mixed martial artist. He is most famous for being the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17.


Kelvin Gastelum was born on October 24, 1991 in San Jose, CA. Gastelum was skilled in martial arts since his adolescence and was a state championship wrestler at Cibola High School in Yuma, AZ. From that point forward, he then attended North Idaho College and worked as a bail bondsman before preparing for MMA full-time.

Career and Net Worth

Kevin had his first professional battle in Mexico on December 11, 2010, against Jose Sanchez. He won the fight in the second round. From that point onward, he has his different battles in Mexico and Arizona where he vanquished them all and each rival, He looked very promising with 2 TKOs on his record.

He was chosen for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones versus Group Sonnen in Jan 2013. To get into the TUF house, Gastelum crushed Kito Andrews by the decision and he was picked by Chael Sonnen for Team Sonnen. Gastelum then won the battle against Bubba Mc Daniel. In the quarterfinals, he won by first-round knockout. By winning the fight against Josh Sammanm he was progressed to the competition finals. Gastelum bore the challenge of fighting his colleague known as Uriah Hall in the finals at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.

Gastelum ended up turning into the most youthful victor in the show's history at 24 and accomplished the prize of a UFC contract. After he won Gastelum proclaimed that he would move down a weight class to participate in the UFC 's welterweight division.

Gastelum had a fight scheduled with Matt Brown in a welterweight bout in November 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale. Brown was kicked out from the fight on account of lower leg damage from his training preparation. He was substituted by Neil Magny. Gastelum was crushed by him but he tried to bounce back. Gastelum had a battle with Chris Weidman in July 2017 in the main event at UFC on Fox 25. Gastelum was crushed in the battle through submission in the third round. Kevin had to overcome his stumbles to reach the number 4 ranking in the middleweight division.

Kevin was booked to confront Darren Till on November 2, 2019, at UFC 244. He ended up losing the fight after a three-round decision was awarded to Till.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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