Kelvin Gastelum (11-1) looked great in his performance at UFC 188 over Nate Marquardt (33-15) when he made Marquardt quit after the second round. After missing weight several times and the UFC making him move up to Middleweight for this fight, Gastelum wanted to return to Welterweight, but UFC President Dana White shut that idea down at the post-fight presser.
Gastelum responded to the news at the post-fight presser.
“Like he said, I haven’t done anything to prove it,” Gastelum said. “But actions speak louder than words, so now that he said I need to prove it, I’m going to prove it.”
Gastelum is currently on a one-fight winning streak. He’s been a pro since 2010, he appeared the 17th season of the Ultimate Fighter and has five first-round finishes in his career. In his last six last six bouts, he’s 5-1. He beat Brian Melancon in August of 2013 by first-round rear-naked choke, then beat Rick Story at UFC 171 by split decision and then Nicholas Musoke in June of 2014 by unanimous decision. He stepped up his game against competition when he fought and beat Jake Ellenberger by first-round rear-naked choke at UFC 180. He then lost to Tyron Woodley at UFC 183 by split decision. He destroyed Nate Marquardt at UFC 188 and won the fight by corner stoppage in the second-round.
UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum took place on Saturday night at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico and aired on pay-per-view, FX and UFC Fight Pass.