Kelvin Gastelum: UFC 258 Performance Wasn’t “Anything Special”
By FCF Staff
Kelvin Gastelum understands he recorded a pivotal win at UFC 258. But, the middleweight also believes his winning performance over Ian Heinisch was nothing “special”.
Gastelum was looking to end a three-fight losing skid heading into Saturday’s card. The 29-year-old was able to do so, by outscoring Heinisch with strikes and takedowns.
After three rounds of action, Gastelum was awarded the fight via scores of 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28.
While talking to the media afterward, Gastelum had this to say about his performance (quote via MMA Junkie).
“I thought it was decent,” Gastelum said. “I did enough to get the win, but I don’t think it was anything special. … I always expect more from me because I know what I bring to the table. I know my skills. I know what I can do.”
And while discussing possibilities for his next bout, Gastelum reported he’s willing to be an alternate for the April 17th fight between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa.
“I’ll have to go back and talk to my team, talk to my management, talk to Dana (White), and see what the options are from here,” Gastelum said. “I did mention if anyone steps out in the Robert Whittaker-Paulo Costa fight, I’d be willing to step up if something happens to either one of those fighters.”
With Saturday’s win, Gastelum extended his overall record to 16-6. Heinisch’s record fell to 14-4.