Kelvin Gastelum vs Rick Story Slated for UFC 171

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum

  • 7-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Uriah Hall. Brian Melancon

Rick Story

Rick Story

  • 16-7 MMA / 9-5 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Johny Hendricks, Thiago Alves, Brian Ebersole

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UFC 171

March 15th, 2014

Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Center

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Several months ago, Kelvin Gastelum was a virtual unknown, but after an appearance on the Ultimate Fighter and two fights in the UFC cage, he looks like one of the top prospects in the welterweight division. In April, Gastelum became the winner of the 17th season of TUF with an upset split decision victory over Uriah Hall in the show’s finale. He then followed that performance with an even better one at UFC Fight Night 27, stunning Brian Melancon on the feet, then getting the submission victory shortly after in the opening round.

Rick Story continues to trade wins and losses over the last year and half, most recently earning a dominant unanimous decision victory over Brian Ebersole at UFC 167. Other wins since June of 2012, include a decision win over Brock Jardine and a first round TKO victory over Quinn Mulhern. Losses include a submission defeat to Demian Maia and a controversial split decision loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 160.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Court McGee Joins for UFC on FOX 9

Kelvin Gastelum

 

Kelvin Gastelum

  • 7-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Uriah Hall. Brian Melancon

Court McGee

 

Court McGee

  • 16-3 MMA / 5-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Robert Whittaker, Josh Neer, Dongi Yang

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UFC on FOX 9

December 14th, 2013

Modesto, California

Sleep Train Arena

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Several months ago, Kelvin Gastelum was a virtual unknown, but after an appearance on the Ultimate Fighter and two fights in the UFC cage, he looks like one of the top prospects in the welterweight division. In April, Gastelum became the winner of the 17th season of TUF with an upset split decision victory over Uriah Hall in the show’s finale. He then followed that performance with an even better one at UFC Fight Night 27, stunning Brian Melancon on the feet, then getting the submission victory shortly after in the opening round.

Season eleven winner of the Ultimate Fighter, Court McGee, improved his record to 2-0 in the welterweight division, following a closely-contested split decision win over Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 27. McGee dropped to the 170-pound division after amassing a 3-2 record as middleweight, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Josh Neer at UFC 157.

UFC Fight Night 27 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Carlos Condit def. Martin Kampmann via TKO (Strikes) – Round 4, 0:54
  • Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone via Unanimous Decision
  • Kelvin Gastelum def. Brian Melancon via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 2:26
  • Court McGee def. Robert Whittaker via Split Decision
  • Takeya Mizugaki def. Erik Perez via Split Decision
  • Brad Tavares def. Robert McDaniel via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Dylan Andrews def. Papy Abedi via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 1:32
  • Brandon Thatch def. Justin Edwards via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:23
  • Darren Elkins def. Hatsu Hioki via Unanimous Decision
  • Jason High def. James Head via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 1:41
  • Zak Cummings def. Ben Alloway via D’Arce Choke – Round 1, 4:19
  • Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo declared No Contest (Unintentional Illegal Knee) – Round 2, 4:57

Paulo Thiago Out; Kelvin Gastelum vs Brian Melancon Signed for UFC Fight Night 27

Kelvin Gastelum

 

Kelvin Gastelum

  • 6-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Uriah Hall

Brian Melancon

 

Brian Melancon

  • 7-2 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Todd Moore, Seth Baczynski, Felipe Portela

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UFC Fight Night 27

August 28th, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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Kelvin Gastelum surprised the MMA community with a hard fought split decision victory over heavy favorite, Uriah Hall in the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale. He now drops to the welterweight division for his sophomore appearance in the UFC. Gastelum is a perfect 6-0 since starting his MMA career in December of 2010, winning five of six by stoppages (3 TKO, 2 Submission).

Brian Melancon exploded on to the UFC scene with a buzzer beater first round knockout victory over Seth Baczynski at UFC 162. Ring rust was clearly not an issue, since his previous fight was nearly two years before that, when he earned a unanimous decision win over Felipe Portela at Strikeforce Challengers 19.

Kelvin Gastelum vs Paulo Thiago Headed to UFC on FOX Sports 1 2

Kelvin Gastelum

 

Kelvin Gastelum

  • 6-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Uriah Hall

Paulo Thiago

 

Paulo Thiago

  • 15-5 MMA / 5-5 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Josh Koscheck, Jacob Volkmann, Mike Swick

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UFC on FOX Sports 1 2

August 28th, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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Kelvin Gastelum surprised the MMA community with a hard fought split decision victory over heavy favorite, Uriah Hall in the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale. He now drops to the welterweight division for his sophomore appearance in the UFC. Gastelum is a perfect 6-0 since starting his MMA career in December of 2010, winning five of six by stoppages (3 TKO, 2 Submission).

Paulo Thiago likely saved his spot on the UFC welterweight roster with a unanimous decision win over Michel Richard dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8. He previously lost four of his last five fights, including decision losses to Martin Kampmann, Diego Sanchez, and Dong Hyun Kim.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Urijah Faber def. Scott Jorgensen via Rear Naked Choke – Round 4, 3:16
  • Kelvin Gastelum def. Uriah Hall via Split Decision
  • Cat Zingao def. Miesha Tate via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3, 2:55
  • Travis Browne def. Gabriel Gonzaga via KO (Elbows) – Round 1, 1:11
  • Robert McDaniel def. Gilbert Smith via Triangle Choke- Round 3, 2:49

Preliminary Card:

  • Josh Samman def. Kevin Casey via TKO (Knee, Strikes) – Round 2, 2:17
  • Luke Barnatt def. Collin Hart via Unanimous Decision
  • Dylan Andrews def. Jimmy Quinlan via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:22
  • Clint Hester def. Bristol Marunde via TKO (Elbow) – Round 3, 3:53
  • Cole Miller def. Bart Palaszewski via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 4:23
  • Maximo Blanco def. Sam Sicilia via Unanimous Decision
  • Daniel Pineda def. Justin Lawrence via Kimura – Round 1, 1:35

Uriah Hall vs Kelvin Gastelum Set for TUF 17 Finale

Uriah Hall

 

Uriah Hall

  • 7-2 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nodar Kuduxashvili

Kelvin Gastelum

 

Kelvin Gastelum

  • 5-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:

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The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

April 13th, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

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Uriah Hall had probably the most impressive run in the Ultimate Fighter history, winning all three bouts with stunning knockout stoppages. Most notably his spinning wheel kick knockout victory over Adam Cella in the opening round of the tournament. On his official record, he’s currently on a three-fight win streak, most recently earning a unanimous decision over fellow prospect Nodar Kuduxashvili at Ring of Combat 41.

Kelvin Gastelum was the last pick when deciding teams for the house and shocked everyone with straight stoppage victories over Bubba McDaniel, Collin Hart, and Josh Samman to earn a spot in the finale. On his official record he’s a perfect 5-0, with all five victories coming by way of stoppages (3 TKO, 2 submission).