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TUF Winner Kelvin Gastelum Headed To Welterweight For His Next Fight

Kelvin Gastelum, who stunned Uriah Hall and became the winner of The Ultimate Fighter over the weekend, plans a drop from middleweight to welterweight for his next fight. Gastelum appeared on The MMA Hour Monday to discuss the Hall match.

“I expected a war,” Gastelum said, “which it was, but I expected more flashy stuff and for him to try and keep me away. He let me implement my game plan more than he did his, so it worked out in my favor.”

Gastelum is a perfect 6-0 in his MMA career, including the decision victory over Hall. He is just 21-years-old, so while his immediate future is 170 pounds, he could end up in a bigger weight class down the road.

While Hall was the odds-on favorite to capture the TUF title since his knockout of Adam Cella in the prelims, Gastelum wasn’t fazed by the hype.

“I was putting the pressure on him and bringing the fight like a lot of guys didn’t do,” he said. “The other guys were just scared. I wasn’t scared.”