The UFC Fortaleza main event saw the UFC’s #10 ranked Kelvin Gastelum take out the #9 ranked middleweight weight Vitor Belfort with strikes in the first round. Gastelum dropped his foe with a straight left hand, but Belfort managed to recover and make it back to his feet. Gastelum proved to be too much for the aged veteran as another heavy punch sent Belfort crashing to the canvas for the second time. A few followup strikes and the referee stepped in to rescue Belfort. Kelvin Gastelum has now won 3-straight, and seems to have found a home in the UFC’s middleweight division.
Watch Kelvin Gastelum put down Vitor Belfort in the UFC Fortaleza main event:
Check out Tim Burke's play-by-play of Kelvin Gastelum’s massive win over Vitor Belfort:
Round 1 - Belfort with a body kick. Belfort went for a spinning kick but it was blocked. Gastelum with some awesome head movement to avoid Belfort punches. Gastelum landed but Belfort cracked him back wit ha counter left. Jumping knee and a left from Belfort. Gastelum landed hard to the nose. Jabs from Gastelum. Spinning kick from Belfort misses. Gastelum lands twice and then flattens him with a left! He's all over him on the ground! Big shots! Belfort managed to hold on though, somehow. He's up with 1:45 to go. Belfort with a big shot! He's still there. Gastelum with some jabs. Vitor's bloodied up. Gastelum drops him again with a left! Belfort just crumbled! Gastelum with a couple of followup punches but they weren't even needed. Vitor was done like dinner.
Kelvin Gastelum defeated Vitor Belfort by TKO (strikes), 3:52 of round 1