UFC Fight Night: Kevin Gastelum and 3 Best KOs of his career:Kelvin Gastelum, the former Interim champion, is once again relevant in the title ride with an upcoming UFC Fight Night against Jared Cannonier on board. The fight can resurrect him again into the race, especially after a scratchy loss to Robert Whittaker. However, the southpaw fighter has come across severe ill-fate in recent times.
Losing 4 of his last five appearances, Kelvin Gastelum appears to be in desperate need of a victory. Furthermore, the middleweight division has several top-tier fighters to reflect. Hence, another loss can doom down Gastelum several steps back. That said, Gastelum is also a top-rated fighter, who has explored multiple weight classes in his UFC career.
Although the nearing UFC Fight Night will be his career-defining test, Gastelum has already proved his worth against many tough contenders. Here’s a look at 3 KOs of Kelvin Gastelum, which shook the fans.
UFC Fight Night:- Kelvin Gastelum vs Michael Bisping
Although several people have touted Jared Cannonier to win the upcoming UFC Fight Night, a look back to Gastelum vs Bisping can bring some changes in their opinion. Going against a veteran fighter ‘COUNT’, Gastelum possibly unleashed his best side to the display in 2017.
After losing the 185 lbs title to Georges St-Pierre, Bisping returned quickly to the cage and took on the surging star Kelvin Gastelum. However, it appeared to be a wrong move. The UFC Fight Night contest saw Gastelum knockout the Brit legend in the first round. Surprisingly, Bisping hung his gloves after the fight and accepted retirement.
UFC Fight Night:- The KO debut in the UFC
Following six appearances in the promotion, Kelvin Gastelum unleashed his first KO win against Nate Marquardt in the undercard of UFC 188 in 2015. It became his ladder to rising the ranks and several people began to notice Kelvin Gastelum’s ability as a fighter. The three-round battle began with both men landing prominent shots.
However, the passage of round one brought a different side to Kelvin Gastelum. On connecting with a proper haymaker, Gastelum poured a barrage of punches on his rival and urged the referee to wave off the fight. There’s no denying that it was a monumental fight in his career.
Kelvin Gastelum vs Tim Kennedy
In December 2016, Gastelum unleashed one of his best performances of all time at UFC 206. Apart from his power, ‘KG’ displayed his tactical abilities, taking the fight against Kennedy to the distance. However, he didn’t let the judges announce the outcome. The middleweight elite knocked out Kennedy in the third round.
It was a big win for Kelvin Gastelum. Nevertheless, the aftermath of the fight dropped him down to a series of losses which Kelvin Gastelum can change in his upcoming fight against Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night.