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Kelvin Gastelum Bio, Height, Next Fight, Net Worth, Record

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Kelvin Gastelum is an American professional MMA Fighter who currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is currently ranked in 10th position in the UFC Middleweight division. On April 13, 2019, Gastelum fought current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. This was one of the most nail-biting, brutal, and exciting fights.

The fight could have gone any way until Adesanya dropped Gastelum on the ground in the fifth round and Gastelum could not recover. However, Gastelum didn’t give up and made it to the end of the round. Adesanya won the Interim belt via unanimous decision.

Kelvin Gastelum net worth
Kelvin Gastelum has a net worth of $1-$3 million
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Gastelum won the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale against Uriah Hall via spilled decision. On August 21, 2021, Gastelum faced Jared Cannonier for a middleweight bout. This was Gastelum’s most recent fight. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. This fight was awarded fight of the night.

So, if you like Kelvin Gastelum and want to learn more about him, please read the article below. As a result, let us get started right away with quick facts.

Kelvin Gastelum: Quick Facts

Full name Kelvin Gastelum Encinas
Nickname Kelvin Gastelum
Date of birth 24-October-1991
Birthplace San Jose, California, United States
Age 30
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Father’s name Under Review
Mother’s name Patricia Encinas
Siblings Under Review
Nationality American
Height 5.9 feet (1.75 m)
Weight 84 Kg (185 pounds)
Body measurement Under Review
Body type Athletic body
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Black
Shoe size Under Review
Religion Christian
Sexuality Straight
Marital status Dating
Girlfriend Lena Pattyson
Net worth $1-$3 million
Salary $100,000-$300,000
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Social media presence Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Source of Income Salary and Bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise
Last Updated May 2022

Early Life

MMA fighter Kelvinwas born on 24 October 1991 in San Jose, California, United States. Kelvin is of Mexican descent.   His family was from Obregon, Sonora, where he spent his childhood days temporarily.

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Gastelum started wrestling at an early age. He won a Division III AIA state wrestling title out of Cibola High School. Kevin continued his wrestling at North Idaho College. He was ranked as high as fifth in the country as a freshman. Later he decided to compete in mixed martial arts professionally.

Before training MMA full-time, Gastelum worked as a bail bondsman. Before competing in TUF, he had an undefeated record of five wins.

Education

There is not much information about his education at the moment. However, some reports suggested that he attended Cibola High School and then attended North Idaho College for a year. He also joined martial art professionally after attending North Idaho College.

More information about his education will be updated as soon as possible.

Kelvin Gastelum Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurement

Kelvin Gastelum was born on 24 October 1991 and is currently 30. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall or 175 cm tall and weighs around 84 kg or 185 lbs.

Gastelum’s body measurements and shoe size are under review and will be updated as soon as possible. Kevin hair is black and his eyes are dark brown. Gastelum’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Early Career

  • Gastelum’s family was from Obregon, Sonora, where he spent his childhood days temporarily.
  • Gastelum started wrestling at an early age. He won a Division III AIA state wrestling title out of Cibola High School.
  • He continued his wrestling at North Idaho College. Kevin was ranked as high as fifth in the country as a freshman.
  • After that, Gastelum trained and competed in MMA professionally.
  • In January 2013, it was announced that Kevin would be a fighter in TUF: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen.
  • He defeated Kito Andrews by decision and was picked by Coach Chael Sonnen.
  • Kevin won his next fight against Bubba McDaniel via rear-naked choke submission.
  • He won the quarterfinals against Collin Hart via TKO in the first round.
  • He finished Josh Samman via rear-naked choke in round one in the semifinals and advanced to the tournament finals.
  • In the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale, he faced Uriah Hall. He won the fight via split decision and became the youngest fighter to win TUF at 21.
  • After the final, he earned a UFC contract.

2013- Present 

  • On August 28, 2013, Gastelum was expected to face Paulo Thiago. However, Thiago pulled out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Brian Melancon. Gastelum won the fight via a rear-naked choke.
  • On March 15, 2014, at UFC 171, Gastelum faced Rick Story. Gastelum won the fight via split decision.
  • Three months later, on June 28, 2014, Gastelum faced Nico Musoke and won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • At UFC 180, on November 15, 2014, he won the fight against Jake Ellenberger via rear-naked choke submission.
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Kelvin Gastelum preparing for fight
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  • On January 31, 2015, at UFC 183, Gastelum tasted his first MMA loss against Tyron Woodley. Woodley won the fight via split decision.
  • At UFC 188, Gastelum won against Nate Marquardt via technical knockout.
  • His second MMA loss came against Neil Magny. Magny won via split decision.
  • Gastelum won his next two fights against Johny Hendricks and Tim Kennedy.
  • His next fight was against Vitor Belfort, which Gastelum won via TKO. However, it was considered No Contest as Gastelum later tested positive for a marijuana metabolite.

Additional Career

  • On July 22, 2017, Gastelum fought against Chris Weidman and lost the fight via submission. This was Gastelum’s 3rd MMA loss.
  • He won his next two fights against Michael Bisping and Ronaldo Souza. He knocked out Bisping in the first round and won against Souza unanimously.
  • On April 13, 2019, Gastelum fought current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. This was one of the most nail-biting, brutal, and exciting fights. The fight could have gone any way until Adesanya dropped Gastelum on the ground in round five and Gastelum could not recover. However, Gastelum didn’t give up and made it to the end of the round. Adesanya won the Interim belt via unanimous decision.
  • Gastelum fought Darren Till in UFC 244. It was an even matchup and Gastelum lost the fight via split decision.
  • On July 19, 2020, Hermansson won the fight against Gastelum via submission in round 1.
  • Gastelum faced Heinisch in a Middleweight bout at UFC 258 on February 13, 2021. The fight was set for three rounds and Gastelum won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • For the possible title fight, Gastelum and Robert Whittaker fought each other on April 17, 2021. Whittaker won the fight via unanimous decision.
  • Gastelum and Jared Cannonier fought for the first time on August 21, 2021. This was a tough fight for Gastelum as Cannonier was known for his power punches. Gastelum lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jared Cannonier

On 21st August 2021, at UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum, Gastelum fought Cannonier in the middleweight bout, which was set for five rounds as a main event of the card. They had an even matchup and both were going hard against each other. However, after five rounds, the bout went for the judge’s decision and Cannonier won unanimously.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Robert Whittaker

This middleweight bout was set for UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs Gastelum on April 17, 2021. This was an important fight for both as the winner would fight for the welterweight title. Whittaker won the fight via unanimous decision.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch

Gastelum faced Heinisch in a Middleweight bout at UFC 258 on February 13, 2021. The fight was set for three rounds and Gastelum won the fight via unanimous decision.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Jack Hermansson

On July 19, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez 2 event was held.

The event featured a middleweight bout between Gastelum and Hermansson. Hermansson won the fight via submission in round 1.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Israel Adesanya

On April 13, 2019, at UFC 236, Gastelum fought current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. This was one of the most nail-biting, brutal, and exciting fights. The fight could have gone any way until Adesanya dropped Gastelum on the ground in round five and Gastelum could not recover. However, Gastelum didn’t give up and made it to the end of the round. Adesanya won the Interim belt via unanimous decision.

 Who is Kelvin Gastelum Wife?

Gastelum is not married now, but he is currently dating Lena Pattyson. She is a personal trainer. Lena is also Gatelum’s strength and conditioning coach. She had worked with Ironside Performance gym in Utah and House of Power gym in Westminster, California. She is a supportive girlfriend and helps Gastelum during his camp.

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Kelvin Gastelum with his wife Lena
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Some reports suggested that Gastelum was at least in two relationships before Lena. These are the available information about Gastelum’s private life and more will be updated as soon as possible.

Kelvin Gastelum Net Worth

Gastelum’s net worth is estimated to be $1- $3 million as 2022. Gastelum earned $196,000 for his middleweight bout against Jared Cannonier at UFC Vegas 34. His highest earning from a fight came at UFC 258 against Ian Heinisch, which was $315,000. His base salary is around $150,000-$200,000. After bonuses and sponsorships he earns about $200,000- $300,000 a fight.

Gastelum makes most of his money not just from fighting in the Octagon but also through lucrative sponsorship deals and advertisements.

Kelvin Gastelum Social Media

Facebook: 363k followers

Twitter: 168.1k followers

Instagram: 514k followers

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