All You Need To Know About Kelvin Gastelum and His Girlfriend, Lena Pattyson

Published 04/17/2021, 1:40 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 17: Kelvin Gastelum poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 17, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Kelvin Gastelum is one of the decorated fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The American is looking really dominant in the middleweight division of the game. He is currently ranked at #8 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Gastelum has been professionally fighting since late 2010.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 19: Jack Hermansson of Sweden celebrates after his submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 19, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The middleweight fighter is known for being quite flexible inside the octagon. His kicks and hard punches have always aided him to dominate his opponents. In one of his recent interviews, the fighter said,

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“But I feel like the tides have been turning in my favor. I feel like I’m at a different point in my life, in my career, and as a person. I feel like I grew a lot in these last couple of years. When I was supposed to fight for the title, the Kelvin Gastelum back then is not the same as the guy that is stepping into the Octagon against Rob on April 17.

I’ve grown and matured; I’m not the little 21-year-old guy from The Ultimate Fighter anymore. I feel refreshed and I’m ready to restart my career, and that starts with Robert Whittaker.”

All this would not have been possible without the constant support he gets from his girlfriend, Lena Pattyson.

Who is Lena Pattyson?

Gastelum’s girlfriend, Lena, is his personal strength and conditioning coach. She is the person behind the fighter’s good core skills and nutrition. Pattyson’s occupation is that of a personal trainer, and she is based out of California. She has her training roots from the notable strength and conditioning coach Phil Daru.

Pattyson is a fitness freak and all this is evident from her social media pages where she continuously helps her clients to live a healthy life. She has also worked with Ironside Performance gym in Utah and House of Power gym in Westminster, California.

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Kelvin Gastelum and Lena Pattyson

The couple is no less than a power couple. It is quite evident that Pattyson is deeply involved in his boyfriend’s success. Being a fitness coach, she has always guided the American in the correct path. There is no doubt that a lot of what the fighter has achieved has come from his girlfriend.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 17: (L-R) Opponents Jack Hermansson of Sweden and Kelvin Gastelum face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 17, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The couple has not spoken much about each other in public and likes to keep their personal life private. However, the couple looks great and really strong together, supporting each other in all phases of life. Gastelum is all scheduled to face Robert Whittaker, replacing Paulo Costa on April 17, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 188.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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