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Kelvin Gastelum

#8 Middleweight Division • 17-6-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 7
    Wins by Knockout
  • 4
    Wins by Submission
  • 6
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 44% 44%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
806
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1846
Grappling accuracy 39% 39%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
9
Takedowns Attempted
46
3.64
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.92
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.22
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.14
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
59
%
Sig. Str. Defense
65
%
Takedown Defense
0.61
Knockdown Ratio
12:18
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
645 (80%)
Clinch
95 (12%)
Ground
66 (8%)

Sig. Str. by target

67% 540 Head 18% 147 Body 15% 119 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
7 (41%)
DEC
6 (35%)
SUB
4 (24%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
San Jose, United States
Trains at
Yuma United/Kings MMA
Fighting style
Wrestling
Age
29
Height
69.00
Weight
185.00
Octagon Debut
Apr. 14, 2013
Reach
71.50
Leg reach
39.50
Q & A

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: Jiu-Jitsu black belt

Favorite grappling technique: RNC

Favorite Striking technique: The one that knocks people out

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 Kelvin Gastelum has his hands wrapped backstage during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)
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