Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Brian Melancon in UFC

Yuma’s own Kelvin Gastelum defeated Brian Melancon in the first round of UFC Fight 27 Wednesday night. Gastelum, who was making his 170 pound debut, started the action off with clear purpose, peppering Melancon with effective jabs and leg kicks, looking to open his opponent’s defense. Roughly forty seconds into the opening round, Gastelum shot for a double-leg takedown, dragging Melancon to the mat. At 2:26, the fight was stopped after a brutal combination from Gastelum that was followed with a crescendo-inducing left uppercut that sent Melancon to the mat.

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