This fight woke up the fans at the AT&T arena and for good reason, both Kelvin Gastelum and Nicholas Musoke brought their A game tonight. This was a good fight on a weak main card.
Gastelum (8-0) is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter. He overcame a bad weight cut to defeat Rick Story recently.
Musoke (12-2) has defeated Viscardi Andrade and Alessio Sakara since debuting with the promotion.
Check out the play-by-play down below:
Round 1: Musoke comes out swinging, Gastelum clinches and puts Musoke on the fence, they reverse each other and now Musoke is in control. Musoke with a takedown and gets the back of Gastelum. However, Gastelum stands up and clinches with Musoke, they break and go back to Musoke clinching. He slams Gastelum down and gets the back of Gastelum. He teases getting a choke in, but Gastelum is doing a good job of defending it. Gastelum spins out and gets top position to end the round.
Round 2: They come out swinging, Gastelum with a flurry of strikes and it hurts Musoke. Musoke fights his way out from the cage, landing some effective strikes as well. Gastelum lands a leg kick, but Musoke lands a nice right/left combo. Gastelum presses forward and lands a series of strikes, Musoke is backing up and for good purpose. They clinch and Gastelum break it up due to strikes. The fans are alive and so am I. Gastelum landing some serious shots, but Muskoke is staying in this one.
Round 3: Musoke comes out and goes right to the clinch of Gastelum. He puts him on the fence, but Gastelum slides out. Gastelum with a head kick, then a big leg kick. Musoke misses a wild right, but lands a nice left hook. They exchange in the pocket, Musoke puts Gastelum on the fence again, but Gastelum reverses and puts Musoke on the fence. They break, Gastelum with a head kick, but slips and gets to his feet. Musoke clinches, but for only a second and they bang it out to end the fight.
Result: Kelvin Gastelum def. Nicholas Musoke by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)