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UFC Fight Night 44: Kelvin Gastelum Vs. Nicholas Musoke

ufc fight night 44

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas Musoke

We’ll see a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter in the co-main event, as Kelvin Gastelum tries to remain unbeaten against Nicholas Musoke at welterweight.

Gastelum (8-0) is coming off a split decision over Rick Story, while Musoke (12-2) has defeated Alessio Sakara and Viscardi Andrade inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Musoke all over Gastelum, landing a head kick and following up. Gastelum seems a little off, maybe from the failed weigh-in on Friday. They clinch, exchange and Musoke spins him back up against the fence. Musoke takes the back off a takedown, but Gastelum is able to get free and stand up. Musoke takes the back again, has his hooks in and is in control. Tremendous ground work for Musoke, but Gastelum eventually spins and gets free at the end of the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Musoke

Round 2: Gastelum finds his range here in the opening moments, backing Musoke up against the fence. He’s peppering him with lefts and rights, but Musoke appears to have found his wits again. Much better round for Gastelum, who has been on point with his striking. Big body shots, a head kick and Gastelum is coming after Musoke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum

Round 3: Gastelum looking very strong despite the rough weight-cutting experience. He’s the fresher fighter, and Musoke has been unable to use his takedowns this round. Musoke unable to take advantage off a slip, and Gastelum gets back to his feet. Prime opportunity there that Musoke let slip away, and Gastelum makes him pay with more effective striking. Both men have some wounds, as Gastelum is bleeding from right eye area and Musoke around his nose.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum def. Nicholas Musoke via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)