The TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum entered this fight with a mma record of 10-1-0 (70% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.13 middleweight in the world. In his last three bouts he beat Nicholas Musoke (=Gastelum vs Musoke) and Jake Ellenberger (=Ellenberger vs Gastelum) but then he suffered his first defeat, against Tyron Woodley (via split decision, Woodley vs Gastelum).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj and Pancrase/Pankration and former Strikeforce Ww champion Nate Marquardt, has an official record of 33-14-2 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.32 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last five bouts, against James Te Huna in 2014 (=Te Huna vs Marquardt); after this fight, his last bout, he was defeated by Brad Tavares (=Marquardt vs Tavares). Gastelum vs Marquardt is on the undercard of Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum – UFC 188. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 188: Velasquez vs Werdum
Where: Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 188 fight card (main and best fights):
Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum
Gilbert Melendez vs Eddie Alvarez
Kelvin Gastelum vs Nate Marquardt
Charles Rosa vs Yair Rodriguez
Tecia Torres vs Angela Hill
Henry Cejudo vs Chico Camus
Alejandro Perez vs Patrick Williams
Gastelum’s previous fight: Tyron Woodley vs Kelvin Gastelum
Marquardt’s previous fight: Nate Marquardt vs Brad Tavares
Gastelum’s next fight: Kelvin Gastelum vs Neil Magny