Kelvin Gastelum looks to get back into the win column at the expense of fellow ex-welterweight, Darren Till, at the upcoming UFC 244 pay-per-view (PPV) event, going down this Sat. night (Nov. 2, 2019) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Gastelum (15-4, 1 NC), who boasts wins over the likes of Michael Bisping and Ronaldo Souza, among others, is looking to rebound from his unanimous decision loss to newly-crowned interim middleweight titleholder, Israel Adesanya, at UFC 236 back in April.
“I feel like Darren Till is not as good of a striker as Adesanya,” Gastelum told Bleacher Report. “A first-round knockout is what I’m predicting. He leaves his chin up in the air, and I feel like if he does that and he tries to do the game that he’s done before in the past, then he’s going to have a rough night.”
Till (17-2-1) is still just 26 years old, which sounds young for a combatant who’s already racked up eight bouts under the UFC banner, including his welterweight title fight against Tyron Woodley at UFC 228 last September.
“If I go out there and make a statement and I put a stamp on Darren Till, the rest of the world will take notice,” he said. “I’m ready for what’s to come, and I’m ready to jump in line for that title shot. I feel like if I get a rematch and I’m 100 percent healthy, there’s nobody in the world that can stop me, not even him.”
I think this guy might have something to say about that.