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UFC Fight Night 27 Live Blog: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon

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Kelvin Gastelum will fight for the first time after winning the TUF title at UFC Fight Night 27.
Kelvin Gastelum will fight for the first time after winning the TUF title at UFC Fight Night 27.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 27 live blog for Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at Bankers Life Fiendhouse in Indianapolis.

Gastelum, who won the TUF 17 title, will face Melancon, who knocked out Seth Baczynski at UFC 162, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 27 live blog below.


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Round 1:
Rob Hinds is the referee. Gastelum gets a takedown in the opening minute. Melancon is back to his feet. Gastelum with another takedown. Gastelum throws a right and Melancon pops him with a left in response. A huge left uppercut lands on the jaw and drops Melancon. Gastelum follows up with a rear-naked choke and Melancon taps.

Kelvin Gastelum def. Brian Melancon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:26 of round one.