Jun 22 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
18-9-0
UD 3

Score cards

  • 29-28
  • 30-27
  • 30-27
UD 3
17-4-0

The tape

32
Age
37
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm

Tape record

SUBUDUDUDUD
Form
KOSUBSDUDKO
18
Wins
17
6
By KO
8
33
KO%
47
5
By SUB
4
28
SUB%
24
9
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
3
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
28
Bouts
21
73
Rounds
46
5 hours, 27 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 21 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Kelvin Gastelum vs Daniel Rodriguez report

Who won Gastelum vs Rodriguez?

Kelvin Gastelum beat Daniel Rodriguez by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of the winner Kelvin Gastelum.

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).

Gastelum vs Rodriguez stats

Kelvin Gastelum stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Daniel Rodriguez made his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

This was Kelvin Gastelum's 23rd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2013. Daniel Rodriguez marked his 11th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2020.

Kelvin Gastelum's UFC record stood at 13-9-0, while Daniel Rodriguez's came in at 7-4-0.

The stats suggested Rodriguez had an advantage in power over Gastelum, with a 47% knock out percentage over Gastelum's 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gastelum had a slight advantage over Rodriguez, with a 28% submission rate over Rodriguez's 24%.

Kelvin Gastelum was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.

Rodriguez had a height advantage of 4 inches over Gastelum. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Gastelum was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 27 more professional rounds, 76 to Rodriguez's 49.

Gastelum vs Rodriguez 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 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.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beaten Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122 on 25th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China.

His fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 106 on 11th March 2017 ended in a no contest.

Rodriguez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been defeated by Ian Machado Garry at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night: Mitchell vs. Evloev on 5th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jingliang Li at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Kevin Lee at UFC Vegas 35 on 28th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

He had won against Preston Parsons at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Kelvin Gastelum had last fought 4 years, 8 months and 15 days ago, while Daniel Rodriguez's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 4 days ago.

Gastelum's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What time did Gastelum vs Rodriguez start?

The fighters were expected to walk out at around 8:10 PM UTC , which was 4:10 PM EST or 1:10 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:10 PM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Gastelum vs Rodriguez?

Kelvin Gastelum was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Daniel Rodriguez made his way into the ring at 17/10 (+170) with oddsmakers.

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