The UFC Fight Island 2, held last Saturday (18) in Abu Dhabi, it was crucial to confirm the lousy phase, Kelvin Gastelum, within the organization. Ex-challenger to the interim middleweight belt (up to 83.9 kg.), The North American suffered the third consecutive defeat in the organization and commented on the new setback after the show.
“I’m humiliated. I apologize to my team, my family, the UFC, Dana White, and Mick Maynard. I am much better than I showed you tonight. (…) You can find many defeats, but you cannot be defeated. Defeats are important for you to find out who you can stand up to and how you can get out of it”, wrote the American.
Last weekend, Kelvin had a strict commitment to switch against the dangerous Jack Hermansson. The long-awaited confrontation, which represented the night’s co-main fight, ended up not yielding what many expected. In the match, Gastelum ended up missing and was caught in a heel brace in less than two minutes of confrontation.
After the dispute, Kelvin, who was already at the top of the category, reached the third consecutive defeat and became complicated within the organization.
Hermansson, on the other hand, recovered from the setback suffered for Jared Cannonier, in September last year, and asked to face the winner of the clash between Darren Till and Robert Whittaker. They face each other this Saturday (25).