Kelvin Gastelum was born on October 24,1991 and is an American professional mixed martial artist.
50 Facts About Kelvin Gastelum
Kelvin Gastelum currently competes in the Middleweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Kelvin Gastelum's family is from Obregon, Sonora, where he lived temporarily during his childhood.
Kelvin Gastelum won a 5A Division II AIA state wrestling title out of Cibola High School and continued to wrestle at North Idaho College, where he was ranked as high as fifth in the country as a freshman before deciding to compete in mixed martial arts professionally.
Kelvin Gastelum worked as a bail bondsman prior to training MMA full-time.
In January 2013, it was announced that Kelvin Gastelum was selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen.
Kelvin Gastelum's next fight in the house was against Bubba McDaniel.
Kelvin Gastelum won in the second round via rear naked choke submission.
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight by TKO in the first round.
Kelvin Gastelum won via first round rear naked choke, and advanced to the tournament finals.
Kelvin Gastelum faced teammate Uriah Hall in the finals at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight via split decision, becoming the youngest winner in the show's history at 21 years old and earned a UFC contract.
Kelvin Gastelum was expected to face Paulo Thiago on August 28,2013, at UFC Fight Night 27.
Kelvin Gastelum finished Melancon via rear naked choke in the first round.
Kelvin Gastelum was expected to face Court McGee on December 14,2013, at UFC on Fox 9, but was forced to withdraw due to a torn PCL.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Rick Story on March 15,2014, at UFC 171.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Nico Musoke on June 28,2014, at UFC Fight Night 44.
Kelvin Gastelum next fought Jake Ellenberger on November 15,2014, at UFC 180 as the co-main event.
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight in the first round via rear-naked choke.
Kelvin Gastelum next faced Tyron Woodley on January 31,2015, at UFC 183.
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight via TKO after Marquardt's corner stopped the fight between the second and third round.
Kelvin Gastelum was expected to face Matt Brown in a welterweight bout on November 21,2015, at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale.
Kelvin Gastelum was scheduled to face Kyle Noke on January 2,2016 at UFC 195 Kelvin Gastelum pulled out due to a wrist injury and was replaced by Alex Morono.
Kelvin Gastelum next faced Johny Hendricks on July 9,2016 at UFC 200.
Kelvin Gastelum was expected to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 but, on the day of the weigh-ins, Kelvin Gastelum did not make an attempt to formally make the 171 lb limit and the bout was scrapped.
Kelvin Gastelum returned to middleweight and faced Tim Kennedy on December 10,2016 at UFC 206.
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight via TKO in the third round.
Kelvin Gastelum next fought Vitor Belfort on March 11,2017, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 106.
Kelvin Gastelum won the fight via TKO in the first round.
Kelvin Gastelum was expected to face Anderson Silva at UFC 212.
The Performance of the Night which Kelvin Gastelum had been awarded against Vitor Belfort was rescinded.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Chris Weidman on July 22,2017, in the main event at UFC on Fox 25.
Kelvin Gastelum lost the fight via submission in the third round.
Kelvin Gastelum earned his second Performance of the Night bonus award.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Ronaldo Souza on May 12,2018, at UFC 224.
Kelvin Gastelum won the back and forth fight via split decision.
On November 2,2018, it was announced that Kelvin Gastelum was scheduled to face Whittaker for the UFC Middleweight Championship on February 9,2019, at UFC 234.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Israel Adesanya on April 13,2019 at UFC 236 for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship.
Kelvin Gastelum lost the fight via unanimous decision in a back and forth fight.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Darren Till at UFC 244 in New York City, New York on November 2,2019.
Kelvin Gastelum was suspended by USADA for 9 months for testing positive for marijuana in relation to his bout with Darren Till at UFC 244 in November 2019 but the suspension was reduced to five months after Kelvin Gastelum's successful completion of a drug treatment program.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Jack Hermansson on July 19,2020, at UFC Fight Night 172.
Kelvin Gastelum lost the fight via heel hook in round one.
Kelvin Gastelum was scheduled to face Ian Heinisch on January 30,2021, at UFC Fight Night 186.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Robert Whittaker, replacing Paulo Costa, on April 17,2021, at UFC on ESPN 22.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Jared Cannonier on August 21,2021, at UFC on ESPN 29.
Kelvin Gastelum was scheduled to face Nassourdine Imavov on April 9,2022, at UFC 273.
However, Kelvin Gastelum withdrew a week before the event due to an undisclosed injury and his bout with du Plessis was canceled.
However, the week of the event, Kelvin Gastelum withdrew due to a mouth injury and was replaced by Sean Strickland in a light heavyweight bout.
Kelvin Gastelum faced Chris Curtis on April 8,2023, at UFC 287.