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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 12: Kelvin Gastelum weighs in during the TUF 17 Finale weigh-in at the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on April 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Thoughts on opponent, Johny Hendricks? Fighting Johny Hendricks means I’m going to prove to the world that I belong fighting with elite fighters and that I can beat them. This is my opportunity to stay relevant in the welterweight title picture, which is what I ultimately want.
TRAINING: I’m training at Kings MMA every day. Master Rafael Cordeiro has been working with me these last few months and he has elevated my fighting skills.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting professionally in December of 2010 because I came back from college and had the fire to compete in MMA
What ranks and titles have you held? TUF 17 winner, State champion wrestler, TUF LATAM 2 coach
Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that I never gave up and I made my dream come true. And anybody that puts the work in can achieve anything they want in the world.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to North Idaho College for one year
What was your job before you started fighting? I am Bail Bondsman.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: 10th planet jiu-jitsu purple belt
Favorite grappling technique: RNC
Favorite striking technique: The one that knocks people out