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Kelvin Gastelum Bio, Age, Height, Early Life, Professional Life, Net Worth & More

Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | March 9, 2019

Kelvin Gastelum Introduction:

Kelvin Gastelum was born on 24 October 1991. He is known as an American professional mixed martial artist who is presently contracted to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was also known as the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17. Gastelum is presently participating as a middleweight and is placed #5 in the UFC official middleweight rankings.

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum Early career

Gastelum is best-recognized as a state championship wrestler at Cibola High School in Yuma, AZ and went to North Idaho College for a year before she decided to take part in mixed martial arts (MMA) efficiently. He has also presented his services as a bail bondsman before got training MMA full-time.

Kelvin played his initial professional fight in Mexico on 11 December 2010 against Jose Sanchez. He was awarded via submission because of punches in the second stage.

Leading to his debut, Gastelum had his wrestling in Mexico and Arizona, USA and made a professional record of 5–0 that may be unbeatable. He beat each rival he had to face with 2 TKOs and 3 submissions on his record made.

The Ultimate Fighter

In the year 2013, it was declared that Gastelum has been selected for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen in order To get into the TUF house, Gastelum beat Kito Andrews by his own plan. When it was the time to choose teams, he was taken last by Chael Sonnen for Team Sonnen.

Gastelum had a next battle in the house that was against Bubba McDaniel. Chael Sonnen achieved a chance from UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey Just before his battle who desired Gastelum good luck in his battle and stated that if he achieved that she would return down to the TUF gym and make them learn a session. He was given in the second round through rear naked choke submission.

When it was quarterfinals, Gastelum had taken on Collin Hart. He was the winner of the fight through first stage knockout.

When the semifinals were going on, Gastelum battled with Josh Samman. He was the winner via first round rear naked choke and skipped to the tournament finals.

Kelvin Gastelum Ultimate Fighting Championship

Gastelum also bore teammate known as Uriah Hall in the finals at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. 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.

Kelvin Gastelum

Gastelum must have to face Paulo Thiago in the year, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. Although, Thiago pushed out of the bout suffering a knee injury.

Gastelum had a battle with Court McGee on 14 December 2013 at UFC on Fox 9 but was insisted to withdraw because of a torn PCL.

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.

Kelvin Gastelum UCF Fight Night

Kelvin 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.

Kelvin Gastelum Net Worth:

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.

Kelvin Gastelum

, Gastelum was known as the biggest state championship wrestler at Cibola High School. He then studied in North Idaho College for more than one year and then started his professional MMA debut on 11 December 2010. He achieved his debut fight through submission in the second stage.

In the year 2013, Gastelum was chosen for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen. FIghting for Team Sonnen, he was the winner of his first fight against Kito Andrews. He next fought against Bubba McDaniel and afterward against Collin Hart. In the coming semifinals, he had to face Josh Samman and was the winner through the first stage and secured his place in the finals. he fought with Uriah Hall and achieved the victory of the fight via the split plan.

He also competed Melancon through the rear naked choke in the first stage. He then achieved the victory of a successful battle against Rick Story, Nico Musoke, and Jake Ellenberger. Although, his first loss was against Tyron Woodley on 31 January 31, 2015. He was defeated in the fight through the split plan.

Kelvin Gastelum Body Measurements:

Gastelum is known as The American wrestler who is 26 years old, having a height of 5′ 9″ (175 cm) and weighs 185 lb (84 kg). His leg reach is almost 39. The secret behind his health is the daily workout and a balanced-diet regularly.


Kelvin Gastelum who was born in the United States is known as an American wrestler. He has appeared fighting and won many victories in the battle which made him earn a huge amount of net worth. He is said to be single.

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