Kelvin Gastelum Gives His Take on Jon Jones’ Failed UFC 214 Drug Test

Kelvin Gastelum is throwing in his two cents on the latest Jon Jones controversy. Last month at UFC 214, Jones took on Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title. “Bones” won the fight via third-round knockout. Many felt it was a huge step on the comeback trail for Jones, but it was later revealed that […]

Kelvin Gastelum is throwing in his two cents on the latest Jon Jones controversy. Last month at UFC 214, Jones took on Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title. “Bones” won the fight via third-round knockout. Many felt it was a huge step on the comeback trail for Jones, but it was later revealed that […]

Report: Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum in The Works For Shanghai

It appears Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum may take place after all. At UFC 212 back in June, Silva and Gastelum were set to compete inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bout was going to be featured on the event’s main card. Gastelum was pulled due to a violation of the U.S. […]

It appears Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum may take place after all. At UFC 212 back in June, Silva and Gastelum were set to compete inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bout was going to be featured on the event’s main card. Gastelum was pulled due to a violation of the U.S. […]

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum Reported Target for UFC Fight Night Shanghai

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva could battle Kelvin Gastelum when the UFC headlines in China for the first time.
According to Damon Martin of FloCombat, the pair will main-event in Shanghai on Nov. 25.
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Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva could battle Kelvin Gastelum when the UFC headlines in China for the first time.

According to Damon Martin of FloCombat, the pair will main-event in Shanghai on Nov. 25.

Octagon legend Silva has not fought since February after edging out Derek Brunson at UFC 208. 

Per Martin, the pair were due to face off last June, but Gastelum was temporarily suspended after failing a drug test for marijuana.

Gastelum is now sanctioned to fight again, and the 25-year-old winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17 will like his chances against the aging veteran.

More prospective fights for the card are due to be announced shortly.

 

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UFC On FOX 25 Posts Third-Lowest Ratings In History

The final viewership for UFC on FOX 25 has been released. The viewership for the main event of Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum is also in. Just like the overnight ratings showed, the event was the third lowest-rated episode in the show’s nearly six-year history. The show ended up finishing with 1.23 average rating and […]

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The final viewership for UFC on FOX 25 has been released. The viewership for the main event of Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum is also in.

Just like the overnight ratings showed, the event was the third lowest-rated episode in the show’s nearly six-year history.

The show ended up finishing with 1.23 average rating and 2,046,000 viewers. It ended up being ahead slightly of the April 15th show, which was headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis for the flyweight title that did a 1.22 rating and 1,996,000 viewers as well as the August 27th show that 983,000 viewers and was headlined by Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit.

Weidman, who was on a three-fight losing streak coming into this bout, beat Gastelum via third round submission in the promotion’s debut at the Nassau Coliseum.

Despite Gastelum being a good fighter, he does not have much drawing power. Weidman, on the other hand, does have some drawing abilities after beating former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva twice. He was a fighter that the show was hyped around and carried the card in terms of promotion.

The main event averaged 2,714,000 viewers and was not figured into the original overnight ratings due to it taking place after 10 p.m. ET. In April, the Johnson vs. Reis title match peaked at 2,874,000 viewers.

The prelims, which aired for two hours on FOX from 6-8 p.m. ET and were headlined by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos’ decision win over Lyman Good, averaged 1,137,000 viewers.

This is down slightly from the prelims before the Shevchenko vs. Holm show last summer, and beating the 1,105,000 for the last prelims on FOX before Johnson vs. Reis.

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Vitor Belfort Calls For Bout With Brunson or Gastelum Rematch

Vitor Belfort is eyeing two middleweights, one of which he has faced before. Belfort is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt last month. With the victory, he’s now looking to take on Derek Brunson or even have a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum. Back in March, Gastelum bulldozed “The Phenom” and earned a […]

Vitor Belfort is eyeing two middleweights, one of which he has faced before. Belfort is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt last month. With the victory, he’s now looking to take on Derek Brunson or even have a rematch with Kelvin Gastelum. Back in March, Gastelum bulldozed “The Phenom” and earned a […]

Five Biggest Takeaways From UFC on FOX 25

Chris Weidman is back, ladies and gentlemen. Or at least he says he is. After an immensely disappointing three-fight losing streak which saw the former middleweight champion finished in all three defeats, Weidman righted the ship and submitted Kelvin Gastelum in the third round of their headlining bout on Long Island. But that wasn’t the […]

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Chris Weidman is back, ladies and gentlemen. Or at least he says he is. After an immensely disappointing three-fight losing streak which saw the former middleweight champion finished in all three defeats, Weidman righted the ship and submitted Kelvin Gastelum in the third round of their headlining bout on Long Island.

But that wasn’t the only highlight of the event, as the card featured some exciting slugfests in Lyman Good vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida – even if Weidman’s submission was the biggest highlight by far.

In fact, the UFC’s first foray into the New York City suburbs featured several breakout performances and surprises, so let’s break it down and see what we’re left with after another strong UFC on FOX card.

5. Patrick Cummins Once Again Wins Despite Looking Like An Assault Victim

Every time Patrick Cummins wins, he looks like someone who was just mugged and assaulted. Saturday was no different, as Cummins bested Gian Villante by split decision despite the fact that his face was busted up beyond recognition.

But that’s how Cummins wins; he wins ugly. Regardless, a win is a win. Cummins has managed to work his way to a respectable 10-4 record, all with very limited striking experience and skill.

For the guy who once supposedly made Daniel Cormier cry, Cummins has etched out his own spot amongst the UFC’s light heavyweight division.

A fight with Marcel Fortuna or Misha Cirkunov make sense for Cummins.

As for Villante, his inconsistency coupled with Saturday’s defeat could point to his release from the UFC, but a prior working relationship with Scott Coker under the Strikeforce banner could lead to a contract with Bellator.

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