Due to time constraints, I did not breakdown this contest in yesterday’s podcast.
Tyron Woodley is the former Strikeforce Champion and wrestler from the University of Missouri. He now trains with America’s Top Team.
Kelvin Gastelum is 10-0 and former TUF winner. He defeated the likes of Uriah Hall, Rick Story and Jake Ellenberger.
Woodley has 4 wins in the Octagon, 3 by KO. His last fight he beat Kim in 61 seconds.
Kelvin Gastelum defeated Jake Ellenberger last by choke.
Although his boxing is now flawless,
He had a Rashad Evans punching style and those punches come from all angles.
Wrestling-Woodley. Former NCAA division 1 Wrestler from University of Missouri. No comparison.
Submissions-Gastelum. 2:5 wins in the octagon have come via submission. He defeated Melancon and Ellenberger with the same choke.
Heart-Gastelum. You can’t question the kid’s heart. Always being the underdog and underestimated since the days on TUF.
My pick will be Tyron Woodley based on experience and I don’t think Gastelum can take Woodley down and setup a submission of some sort.
However, I love Gastelum’s passion and hope I am proven wrong.
He will have to go toe-to-toe with him in order to defeat him. That wraps it up here.
My apologies and enjoy the fights Saturday.