UFC FN 107: Kelvin Gastelum Hopes to Compete at Both 185 & 170 Moving Forward
By FCF Staff
Although the UFC might not see Kelvin Gastelum returning to the welterweight division anytime soon, the 25 year-old fighter doesn’t see why he can’t compete at both 170 and 185.
After Gastelum failed to make weight for a bout with Donald Cerrone in November, and had to withdraw from the event, he was booked to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206. Gastelum went on to stop the middleweight contender in round three, and now he’ll face another top 185’er in Vitor Belfort, March 11th.
Recently Gastelum spoke with Bloody Elbow, and while discussing his future, the talented fighter stated:
“I don’t see why I can’t be competing in both weight classes,” said Gastelum. “I felt great at 185. I feel I can excel at this weight, and I feel I beat the top guys at this weight. I remember a few years back, I wasn’t very confident in my abilities. But now, a few years have passed, and I’m pretty confident in my abilities, confident in my skills to know that I can compete with the best middleweights and also the best welterweights.”
Gastelum also added that he plans to take “whatever fight” gets him to a title shot “faster”, moving forward.
The Belfort – Gastelum bout will be part of UFC Fight Night 107, which will take place in Fortaleza, Brazil.