twitter google

UFC 188: Kelvin Gastelum Wants Back At To Welterweight

ufc 188

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum made a stunning return to the middleweight division, taking out former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt at UFC 188 Saturday night.

Gastelum, who had trouble making welterweight, stated plans to return to the division, hoping that he got on the good side of UFC officials.

“That’s the plan,” he said, after forcing Marquardt to stop on the stool after the second round. “We’ll get together with the UFC. Hopefully, this performance was good enough to get on their good side.”

Gastelum has won six of seven inside the Octagon, including a win over Uriah Hall in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter. But, in taking out a former UFC title contender, the youngster knows what this will do for his career.

“Without a doubt, this is the best win in my career,” he said. “He’s a former champion, a veteran, and I have a lot of respect for him.”

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson

Event Date: October 1, 2016
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 204: Bisping vs. Henderson 2

Event Date: October 8, 2016
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 97: Lamas vs. Penn

Event Date: October 15, 2016
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 162

Event Date: October 21, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 163: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports