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Yuma, AZ
United States

Standing Stance - Right
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MMA ID
128806
Old ID
307092
Old URL
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Kelvin-Gastelum

San Jose, CA
United States

Athlete Ranking
2070
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8
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707
9904
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1458
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862
500
1242
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444
1215
114
153
79
90
62.90
50.00
0.82
0.18
43.69
0.82
3.86
2.87
0.99
61.20
Strengths
Heart
Date of Birth
1991-10-24
Bio Facts
  • Team Sonnen member on TUF 17

 

  • Pro since 2010

 

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

 

  • Six first round finishes

 

  • Has 4-2, 1 NC record in last seven
Fightmetric ID
2070
Kelvin Gastelum
23
521
28
69.00
185.00
71.50
39.50

TRAINING: Everyday is something new. Monday, Wednesday, Friday I'm always at Kings. My other days are strength and conditioning followed by jiu-jitsu in the evening.

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? 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

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