Kelvin Gastelum versus Tyron Woodley is now the co-main event for uFC 183!
Kelvin Gastelum versus Tyron Woodley is only made possible by Gastelum’s huge win at this last weeks event.
Kelvin Gastelum versus Tyron Woodley is now the co-main event for UFC 183. The PPV takes place on January 31st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by the return of the former Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva as he faces off with former Welterweight title contender Nick Diaz in a superfight at 185. Also set for the card are fights between former Bantamweight number one contenders Miesha Tate and Sara McMann, former Welterweight number one contender Thiago Alves against hot prospect Jordan Mein as well as UFC stalwarts Diego Brandao, Tom Watson, and Rafael Natal.
Kelvin Gastelum is undefeated at 10-0 in his professional career, but add in his exhibition fights and he is 14-0. His official UFC record is five straight wins with two submissions among those wins. His biggest win was of course his submission victory in the third round over former top five Welterweight Jake Ellenberger in the first round. This had people clamoring for him to take on potential top three fighter Tyron Woodley. Their claims were culled when the fight was announced.
Woodley entered the UFC with a 10-1 record coming off his first loss to Nate Marquardt in a title fight. In the UFC, he has only gone 4-2, but one of those losses is a bit under the microscope since it was a split decision loss to Jake Shields. His other loss was a clear cut loss to top contender Rory MacDonald. The reason someone with a pedestrian record of 4-2 is almost in the top three is because he has had such decisive victories. He has knocked out Jay Hieron, Josh Koscheck, Carlos Condit, and Dong Hyun Kim. Can he knockout Gastelum or will Gastelum be able to submit Woodley? Watch UFC 183 and find out.