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Who won Gastelum vs Heinisch?
Kelvin Gastelum beat Ian Heinisch by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 258, on Saturday 13th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of 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 Heinisch stats
Kelvin Gastelum stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Ian Heinisch made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Gastelum had a slight advantage in power over Heinisch, with a 40% knock out percentage over Heinisch's 36%.
Kelvin Gastelum was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Heinisch had a height advantage of 2 inches over Gastelum. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Gastelum was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Heinisch, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 66 to Heinisch's 41.
Gastelum vs Heinisch form
Gastelum had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Island 2 on 18th July 2020 by in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had won against Ronaldo Souza at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had beat Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.
Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Heinisch's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.