The Tuf 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum entered this fight with a pro mma record of 15-3-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Robert Whittaker). He lost to Chris Weidman in 2017 (Weidman vs Gastelum) but then he has beat Michael Bisping (Michael Bisping vs Kelvin Gastelum) and Ronaldo Souza (Kelvin Gastelum vs Ronaldo Jacare Souza).
His opponent, the undefeated former Glory kickboxing fighter Israel Adesanya, has a perfect record of 16-0-0 (81% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. In his last three bouts he has won over Brad Tavares (Brad Tavares vs Israel Adesanya), Derek Brunson (Derek Brunson vs Israel Adesanya) and Anderson Silva (Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva). Gastelum vs Adesanya is valid for the interim UFC middleweight championship title; undercard of Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 – UFC 236. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Title: interim UFC middleweight championship title
UFC 236 fight card (main fights):
Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2
Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya
Eryk Anders vs Khalil Rountree
Alan Jouban vs Dwight Grant
Ovince St Preux vs Nikita Krylov 2
Alexandre Pantoja vs Wilson Reis
Gastelum’s previous fight: Kelvin Gastelum vs Ronaldo Jacare Souza
Adesanya’s previous fight: Israel Adesanya vs Anderson Silva
Gastelum vs Adesanya Fight Video:
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