UFC Fight Night: Weidman Versus Gastelum

Gastelum (front) taps out of the fight in the third round against Weidman. (Photo by Christy Hinko)

It was a night filled with upsets when the UFC landed in Long Island, New York for the first time, as hometown favorite and former middleweight champion Chris Weidman got back on track with a rousing submission victory against surging contender Kelvin Gastelum in the main event.

Despite coming into the fight as a former titleholder at 185 pounds, Weidman was going up against the odds after losing three in a row, but it appears that competing at home agrees with the Long Islander.

Weidman used a powerful wrestling attack to ground Gastelum several times through the opening two rounds as he tried to wear out the former Ultimate Fighter winner, who was giving up a lot of size after moving up from the welterweight division. To his credit, Gastelum did a good job getting back up from underneath Weidman and he even knocked the former champion down but wasn’t able to capitalize.

Finally in the third, on the strength of another takedown and ground attack, Weidman secured an arm triangle choke that put Gastelum away as he celebrated a win in front of a raucous New York audience.

Heading into the fight, Weidman was a decent underdog according to fantasy players, with only 46 percent picking him to win going up against Gastelum, who had 54 percent on his side. Ultimately, Weidman not only got the upset win, but he also earned an extra 120 points thanks to his fight with Gastelum being such a tough matchup to pick. 

Visit the news tab at www.ufc.com for the full version of this recap. Damon Martin writes for UFC.

Damon Martin
Damon Martin is a sports writer for Fox Sports.

Leave a Reply




Dropping Of The Roses Keeps The Memory Alive

Pearl Harbor Day given its due via longstanding memorial event When the Japanese Imperial Japanese Navy Service made a surprise military strike on the United...

Page-Turning Gifts

Nothing says the holiday season is upon us more than a slew of new releases in the world of books. And this year is...

When Service For MTA LIRR East Side Access To Grand Central Madison Begins There Will Still Be Outstanding Work To Be Completed

The MTA’s inability to provide a specific date for start of service to Grand Central Madison other than by the end of 2022 is...

Shimmering Solstice Returns To Old Westbury Gardens

Be prepared to be enchanted by magical light displays and seasonal soundtracks that are set along Old Westbury Gardens’ beautiful paths that will lead...

Patrick Simons Serves With Next Generation Of Warfighters

A Westbury native is serving in the U.S. Navy where naval aviators learn the skills they need to fly missions around the world. Lieutenant Junior...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.