Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Brady vs Gastelum?
Sean Brady beat Kelvin Gastelum by submission in the 3rd round during the main card of UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan, on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at Moody Center in Austin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Brady vs Gastelum stats
Sean Brady stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Kelvin Gastelum made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Gastelum had an advantage in power over Brady, with a 33% knock out percentage over Brady's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gastelum had a slight advantage over Brady, with a 28% submission rate over Brady's 27%.
Sean Brady was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Brady had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gastelum. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Brady was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 7 months later than Gastelum, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 30 less professional rounds, 40 to Gastelum's 70.
Brady vs Gastelum form
Gastelum had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.
Before that, he had won against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 on 11th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Olympic Training Center, Fortaleza, Brazil.
He had beat Johny Hendricks at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Brady's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Brady vs Gastelum?
Sean Brady was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Kelvin Gastelum made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.