Apr 08 2023
Saturday

Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
16-8-0
UD 3
UD 3
29-9-0

The tape

32
Age
36
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Tape record

UDUDUDSUBSD
Form
UDUDKOKOUD
16
Wins
29
6
By KO
16
38
KO%
55
4
By SUB
1
25
SUB%
3
8
Loses
9
0
Stopped
1
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2009
25
Bouts
38
66
Rounds
104
5 hours, 0 minutes
Fight Time
7 hours, 51 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

13
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
12

Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Curtis report

Who won Gastelum vs Curtis?

Kelvin Gastelum beat Chris Curtis by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Miami-Dade Arena in Miami.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Kelvin Gastelum.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Gastelum vs Curtis stats

Kelvin Gastelum stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Chris Curtis made his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Kelvin Gastelum's 23rd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2013.

Kelvin Gastelum's UFC record stood at 13-9-0, while Chris Curtis' came in at 5-3-0.

The stats suggested Curtis had an advantage in power over Gastelum, with a 55% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 38%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gastelum had a large advantage over Curtis, boasting a 25% submission rate over Curtis' 3%.

Kelvin Gastelum was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.

Curtis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Gastelum. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Gastelum was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 5 months later than Curtis, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 76 to Curtis' 119.

Gastelum vs Curtis form

Kelvin Gastelum had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jared Cannonier at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been defeated by Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had lost to Darren Till at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Curtis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beaten Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Rodolfo Vieira at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Phil Hawes at UFC 268 on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Curtis had been fighting more than Kelvin Gastelum.

Going to this contest, Kelvin Gastelum had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 22 days ago, while Chris Curtis' last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 3 days ago.

Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Curtis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Gastelum vs Curtis?

Kelvin Gastelum was a 37/50 (-140) favourite going into the contest, while Chris Curtis made his way into the ring at 11/10 (+110) with oddsmakers.

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