Kelvin Gastelum shocked the MMA world, earning a split decision victory over Uriah Hall at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Saturday night.
Hall, who made waves throughout TUF with his devastating performances, was expected to easily become the next winner of the reality series. Instead, it was the 21-year-old Gastelum who made history, becoming the youngest TUF winner.
“I can’t put it into words,” Gastelum said. “Thank you. I have to thank God for everything I was blessed with.”
Gastelum used his strong wrestling to control Hall, but he also stood and traded with the exceptional striker.
“I knew he was a good striker, but I am confident in my striking,” he said. “I worked a lot in camp and you could see the results.”