Kelvin Gastelum 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
Kelvin Gastelum is one of the best fighters in the UFC middleweight division. The elite fighter has also fought in the welterweight division from 2013 to 2015. Ever since then, Gastelum has remained at 185 lbs. As of August 2021, he sits at the #9 position in the UFC middleweight rankings.
He started his combat sports career as a well-accomplished state champion wrestler. Then, he transitioned to the sport of MMA and made his professional debut back in 2010. Gastelum is the winner of 'The Ultimate Fighter 17' and was also the coach of 'The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2'.
Kelvin Gastelum: UFC Career
Gastelum's first fight under the UFC banner was at TUF 17. In the finale, he fought against Uriah Hall and claimed a split decision. Then he claimed four consecutive victories, before suffering his first professional loss against Tyron Woodley at UFC 183.
Gastelum has fought several former and future UFC champions such as Vitor Belfort, Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping, Israel Adesanya, and more. He suffered a unanimous decision loss in his interim UFC middleweight title fight against Adesanya at UFC 236.?
In his last fight was against Robert Whittaker in April 2021, he suffered a unanimous decision loss. Now, Gastelum will step inside the octagon against Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Gastelum on August 21, 2021.
Gastelum holds a UFC record of 11-7 (1 NC).
Kelvin Gastelum: Fighting Style
Gastelum is an excellent fighter on the mat as he comes from having a wrestling background. Moreover, he can effectively counterpunch his opponents if the fight stays on the feet. As a result, he is a force to be reckoned with in the UFC middleweight division.
Kelvin Gastelum: Achievements
Gastelum has a spectacular professional MMA record of 16-7 (1 NC). He has been awarded four 'Fight of the Night' and three 'Performance of the Night' bonuses in his UFC career. And as aforementioned, he is also a state champion wrestler and the winner of 'The Ultimate Fighter, Season 17'.
Kelvin Gastelum: Net Worth and Salary 2021
As of August 2021, Gastelum has estimated UFC career earnings of over $2,139,400, according to The Sports Daily. He earned a whopping $216,000 in his last fight against Robert Whittaker in April 2021.?
His biggest paycheck ($230,000) came from his interim UFC title fight against Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 back in April 2019.
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|Born||October 24, 1991|
|Hometown||San Jose, United States|
|?Trains At||?Yuma United / Kings MMA|
|Weight/Division||?185 lbs / Middleweight|
|?MMA Record||16-7 (1 NC)|
|Active Win Streak||0|