TUF 17 Finale: Uriah Hall vs. Kelvin Gastelum Preview

By Jeremy Green
UFC Belt
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

TUF 17 Finale takes place this weekend, featuring a middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Kelvin Gastelum.  Both fighters are vying for a spot to be this season’s winner in hopes of getting a UFC contract and even a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Gastelum comes into this fight unbeaten with a record of 6-0.  His last win on the show was over Josh Sammon, where Gastelum was able to take the fight to the ground and sink in a beautiful rear-naked choke.  The win earned him a spot in the finals against Hall, who was also part of Chael Sonnen’s team this season.

Uriah Hall was the most dangerous fighter on the show, and he certainly proved it each time he stepped inside the octagon.  Against Adam Cella, Hall would land one of the most devastating spinning wheel kicks ever to be recorded on the show.  It was a  brutal knockout that certainly engendered fear into every competitor that Hall would face from that point on in the show.

Hall’s latest victory over Dylan Andrews proved he can keep his composure when on his back, and he would even finish the fight from the bottom.  This just shows the kind of power and tenacity that Hall brings to the cage each time.

Squaring these fighters up, it looks to be a great one as both have knockout power in their hands.  For Gastelum, he will more than likely try to get this fight to the ground in hopes of taking some of the energy and power out of Hall.  Conversely, Hall will try to keep this fight standing in hopes of landing something big, which is somethings fans have come to expect from him at this point in his fighting career.

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