Last updated on August 24th, 2023 at 02:08 pm
Facts About Kelvin Gastelum
|Celebrated Name||Kelvin Gastelum|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Kelvin Gastelum|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
Kelvin Gastelum is an American professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). Gastelum is the youngest fighter to win "The Ultimate Fighter 17" in 2012 at the age of 21. Recently, on August 19, 2019, he was ranked #4 in the UFC middleweight rankings.
What is Kelvin Gastelum Famous for?
- Famous as the MMA fighter currently signed to the UFC.
Where is Kelvin Gastelum From?
Kelvin Gastelum was born on October 24, 1991, in San Jose, California, United States. His birth name is Kelvin Gastelum. His nationality is American. Gastelum belongs to Mexican-Amerian ethnicity while Scorpio is his zodiac sign.
Kelin was born to Mexican-hailing immigrants and was raised by a single mother, Patricia Encinas in Yuma, Arizona. His mother, Encinas raised him working around three to four jobs a day to meet the daily needs. Currently, his mother has her own restaurant "El Campeon" in Yuma.
Kelvin studied at Cibola High School where he was a State Championship Wrestler. Later, he joined North Idaho College but soon after then he decided to compete in MMA fight professionally. Kelvin even used to work as a bail bondsman to collect the fee for training at MMA full-time. He began his professional career at the age of 19.
Kelvin Gastelum Career Highlights
- Kelvin Gastelum kicked off his professional career with a fight held in Mexico, against Jose Sanchez on December 11, 2010.
- He soon amassed an undefeated professional record of 5–0 with 2 TKOs and 3 submissions on his record.
- Gastelum was selected for "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen" in January 2013.
- He won the title "The Ultimate Fighter 17" defeating Uriah Hall and became the youngest winner in the show's history ever. He even got a UFC contract and moved to compete in the UFC 's welterweight division.
- In 2013, Kelvin made his Welterweight debut defeating Brian Melancon at UFC Fight Night 27.
- On March 15, 2014, Kelvin faced Rick Story and won the back-and-forth fight via split decision.
- On June 28, 2014, Kelvin fought against Nico Musoke at the "UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens" and even defeated Musoke.
- On November 15, 2014, Kelvin went against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180 and won the match earing "Performance of the Night" award.
- In 2015, Kelvin went through his first two losses first against Tyron Woodley and then Neil Magny at "The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum".
- In 2016, Kelvin faced and won the match against Johny Hendricks at UFC 200 and Tim Kennedy at UFC 206.
- On March 11, 2017, Kelvin fought against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 which he had won in the first round via TKO but the match was overturned after he was tested positive for a marijuana metabolite. The match, however, earned him the "Performance of the Night" bonus award.
- On November 25, 2017, Gastelum defeated Michale Bisping by knockout in the first round. The fight earned him his third "Performance of the Night" bonus award.
- On May 12, 2018, Gastelum faced Ronaldo Souza at UF 224 which he won via split decision. Both of them relieved the Fight of the Night bonus award.
- On April 13, 2019, Gastelum faced Israel Adesanya at UF 236 for the Interim UFC Middleweight Championship but he lost it. However, the fight earned him the "Fight of the Night" award.
- On November 2, 2019, Gastelum faced Darren Till at UFC 244 but he lost the fight via split decision.
Who is Kelvin Gastelum Married to?
The 28 years old MMA fighter, Kelvin Gastelum isn't married yet. He hasn't dated any girl yet as he has been more concerned about his career.
What is the Net Worth of Kelvin Gastelum?
Kelvin Gastelum has a great earning through his professional career as an MMA fighter. Gastelum has managed to amass a huge fortune of the amount in million dollars through his several matches, contract deals, and endorsement deals.
Gastelum enjoys his fortune which is currently estimated to be around $1.5 million.
How Tall is Kelvin Gastelum?
Kelvin Gastelum is a young handsome guy with a well maintained masculine body physique. Gastelum stands tall with a height of 5 feet 9 inches while his body weighs 185 lbs. Gastelum has a fair complexion with black hair and brown eyes.