TUF winner Gastelum booked vs. Thiago at UFC on FOX Sports 1 Indy


Kelvin Gastelum was the last pick for Team Sonnen on the seventeenth season of the Ultimate Fighter, however defeated three consecutive opponents and then favorite Urijah Hall in the finale to win the Ultimate Fighter. Winning the show however is just the start, and his post-show UFC career will start in August in the welterweight division versus Paulo Thiago:

Kelvin Gastelum has his next marching orders. As expected, the underdog TUF 17 winner will drop down to welterweight, where he will meet Paulo Thiago at the UFC's second event on FOX Sports 1.

Gastelum announced the bout Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.

UFC on FS1 2 takes place August 28, 2013 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top-10 welterweights Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann rematch in the night's main event.

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bekk46 site profile image  

6/6/13 1:17 AM by bekk46

Dont see why everyone is so surprised to see kelvin with someone like thiago.Thiago is far from the top 10, and should be a good test to see how good kelvin is. This matchup reminds me of pearson vs couture. Pearson is far from a top 10 as but beating him means something. But if you cant youre not worth much to the ufc

RileyPust site profile image  

6/6/13 12:09 AM by RileyPust

Damn, tough fight to draw. Go after it, Kelvin.

Krs10KO.com site profile image  

6/5/13 11:27 PM by Krs10KO.com

 This.  WAR KELVIN!! 

subd site profile image  

6/5/13 8:28 PM by subd

Ya`all bitches in this thread...Kelvin got this shit.

Dead Again site profile image  

6/5/13 8:24 PM by Dead Again

That was my first thought. I woulda gave him an easier first fight.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

6/5/13 5:19 AM by hendofanforlife


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6/5/13 4:54 AM by kgastelum928's right nut pimple

I know I won't again hahaha

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

6/5/13 1:12 AM by MasterofMartialArts

Got you, carry on.

FinestScotch site profile image  

6/5/13 12:11 AM by FinestScotch

Gastelum definitely has the grinding to beat Thago (see Diego vs Thiago). If he can avoid being crushed by Paulo's boxing for the first round and push a high pace, it's in the bag.

Seats Taken site profile image  

6/4/13 8:33 PM by Seats Taken

I know that. Did you listen to Dana White leading up to and during the season? That's what I'm referring too.