Undefeated prospect and winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 17“ Kelvin Gastelum is set to have the biggest fight in his mixed martial arts career in March.
UFC officials announced that Gastelum will meet octagon veteran Rick “The Horror” Story at UFC 171 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The “TUF” winner had requested this fight before Christmas.
Gastelum comes into the fight with a 7-0 record. In his last fight, he dropped from middleweight to welterweight to fight Brian Melancon, which he won after he secured a rear naked choke two-and-a-half minutes into the first round.
As for Story, he comes into the bout after a decision victory over Brian Ebersole in November.
Both Story and Gastelum are well-rounded fighters. Although Ebersole has more experience, Gastelum has a lot of momentum going into this fight. I have a feeling this will be a close bout that goes the distance.
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UFC 171 fight card so far
UFC Welterweight championship bout
Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler
Carlos Condit vs. Tyron Woodley
Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields
Myles Jury vs. Diego Sanchez
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story
Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva
Robert McDaniel vs. Tor Troeng
Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer
Will Campuzano vs. Darrell Montague