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Kelvin Gastelum No Longer Feels Like The Underdog

Kelvin Gastelum wasn??t a favorite to win The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17, but he proved many wrong by getting the decision over Uriah Hall in the finals to earn a spot with the promotion. Now, Gastelum makes the drop to welterweight and isn??t feeling like an underdog anymore.

??I expect nothing but to win,? said Gastelum to Bleacher Report. ??I came into my last fight as the underdog, but this time I am the favorite and people are expecting me to win. There is pressure, but it is a good pressure. It keeps me focused and on track.?

On TUF, Gastelum finished three of his four fights before entering the finals. The win over Hall made Gastelum 6-0 as a pro, who now takes on Brian Melancon at UFC Fight Night 27.

Melancon is 7-2 and defeated Seth Baczynski in his UFC debut with one second remaining in the opening round.

UFC Fight Night 27 is today, August 28, and comes from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana. It airs on FOX Sports 1.