Tyron Woodley entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-3-0 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Robbie Lawler); he fought three times in 2014 defeating Carlos Condit (=Condit vs Woodley) and Dong Hyun Kim (=Woodley vs Kim) but between these two bouts he lost to Rory MacDonald (=MacDonald vs Woodley).
His opponent, the undefeated Tuf 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum, has a perfect record of 10-0-0 (70% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class; he fought three times in 2014 as well, beating Rick Story, Nicholas Musoke (=Gastelum vs Musoke) and Jake Ellenberger (=Ellenberger vs Gastelum). Woodley vs Gastelum was originally scheduled as a welterweight bout but Kelvin weighed in ten pounds over the limit of 170 lbs, so he was fined 30 percent of his purse for the infraction; this fight is on the undercard of Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz – UFC 183. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: catchweight (180 lbs, 81.6 kg)
UFC 183 fight card (main and best fights):
Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz
Tyron Woodley vs Kelvin Gastelum
Joe Lauzon vs Al Iaquinta
Tim Boetsch vs Thales Leites
Jordan Mein vs Thiago Alves
Miesha Tate vs Sara McMann
Woodley’s previous fight: Tyron Woodley vs Dong Hyun Kim
Gastelum’s previous fight: Jake Ellenberger vs Kelvin Gastelum
Gastelum’s next fight: Kelvin Gastelum vs Nate Marquardt
Woodley’s next fight: Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley
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