The Tuf 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-3-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Georges St Pierre). He fought three times in 2017 beating Vitor Belfort (then overturned in a no-contest after he tested positive for marijuana – Belfort vs Gastelum), losing to Chris Weidman (Weidman vs Gastelum) and defeating Michael Bisping (Michael Bisping vs Kelvin Gastelum).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, judo and former Strikeforce Mw champion Ronaldo Jacare Souza, has a record of 25-5-0 (84% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He lost to Robert Whittaker last year (Jacare vs Whittaker) but he came back to win in 2018 with Derek Brunson (Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2). Gastelum vs Jacare Souza is on the undercard of Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington – UFC 224. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 224: Nunes vs Pennington
Where: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 224 fights card (main fights):
Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington
Kelvin Gastelum vs Ronaldo Jacare Souza
Mackenzie Dern vs Amanda Bobby Cooper
John Lineker vs Brian Kelleher
Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida
Alberto Mina vs Ramazan Emeev
Gastelum’s previous fight: Michael Bisping vs Kelvin Gastelum
Jacare’s previous fight: Ronaldo Jacare Souza vs Derek Brunson 2
Jacare’s next fight: Chris Weidman vs Ronaldo Jacare Souza
Gastelum’s next fight: Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya
Gastelum vs Jacare Souza Fight Video:
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