Apr 08 2023
Saturday

UFC 287
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
16-8-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

29-9-0

The tape

31
Age
35
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 5UD 3SUB 1SD 3
Form
KO 2UD 3UD 3KO 2KO 1
16
Wins
29
6
By KO
16
38
KO%
55
4
By Sub
1
25
SUB%
3
8
Losses
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

Current rankings @ Middleweight

13
UFC
14
-
Bellator
-
-
Tapology
14

Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Curtis preview

When is Gastelum vs Curtis?

Kelvin Gastelum is set to face Chris Curtis during the main card of UFC 287, on Saturday 8th April 2023.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Gastelum vs Curtis stats

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

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

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

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Gastelum will have a large advantage over Curtis, boasting at 25% submission rate over Curtis' 3%.

Kelvin Gastelum is the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Curtis has a height advantage of 1 inch over Gastelum. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Gastelum is 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 has fought 38 less professional rounds, 66 to Curtis' 104.

Gastelum vs Curtis form

Kelvin Gastelum has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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 defeated 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 lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He had been beaten by 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 has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat 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 lost to 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 beat 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 had won against Brendan Allen at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat 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 recent activity, Chris Curtis has been fighting more than Kelvin Gastelum.

Kelvin Gastelum last fought 1 year, 5 months and 10 days ago, while Chris Curtis' last outing was 1 month and 21 days ago.

Gastelum's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Curtis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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