UFC Fight Night: Kevin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon Preview

By Jeremy Green
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Image via Kevin Gastelum’s Facebook Profile

UFC Fight Night features an exciting welterweight bout between Kevin Gastelum and Brian Melancon. Gastelum is the latest winner of The Ultimate Fighter series, and he will be looking to prove he’s capable of competing at the highest level in the UFC. Melancon would love nothing more to take away Gastelum’s hype in hopes of building up his own fighting career.

Gastelum’s latest victory was at TUF season finale, where he was able to defeat Uriah Hall. In the bout, Gastelum was able to showcase his superior wrestling skills, and it was apparent that Hall had no answer. To date, Gastelum is undefeated as a fighter, sporting a record of 6-0.

He is relatively new to MMA, so he will need to keep developing his skills if he wants to be a viable threat at welterweight, which has always been one of the most competitive divisions in all of the UFC.

Melancon comes into this bout off an impressive KO victory over Seth Baczynski. He is also young in the sport of MMA, sporting a record of 7-2. Melancon is known for his power, but he also has serviceable jiu jitsu. He will be looking for a finish against Gastelum, and it will be interesting to see what tactics he takes in this fight.

Both fighters have a lot to prove in this one. They want to get a win in order to further their career. Both are well-rounded fighters, so it should be a fun scrap both standing and on the ground. So who has the edge in this bout, Gastelum or Melancon? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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