UFC star Kelvin Gastelum has his teeth STITCHED back into his gums after brutal injury


UFC star Kelvin Gastelum has his teeth STITCHED back into his gums after brutal injury, in gruesome video… as American confirms he is ruled OUT of his upcoming main event bout

  • Kelvin Gastelum has been ruled out his upcoming UFC main event fight
  • The American had been scheduled to fight Nassourdine Imavov on Saturday 
  • The fighter shared a gruesome video detailing the current injuries he’s facing 
  • In the clip, Gastelum can be seen getting his tooth stitched back into his gums 

UFC star Kelvin Gastelum has shared a gruesome video online which showcased the fighter having his teeth stitched back into his gums.

Gastelum had been scheduled to headline the upcoming UFC card on Saturday night in a bout against Nassourdine Imavov, before being ruled out with a horrifying injury.

Following news that Sean Strickland will step-up in place of the American, Gastelum posted a clip of the procedure that put a spanner in this weekend’s events.

UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum shared gruesome pictures of his latest mouth injury

In a post on social media, Gastellum showed off brutal procedure with the blunt caption: ‘Graphic imaging’.

The video was posted three hours after the middleweight fighter confirmed his withdrawal from the upcoming main event against Imavov.

In that Tweet, he wrote: ‘I’m extremely disappointed to say the least. This not how I wanted to start 2023. I worked my ass off & battled through a lot of adversary and was ready to put on a hell of a show this weekend. I apologize to Imavov, his camp as well as @ufc and all the fans.’

It would’ve been Gastelum’s first time back in the octagon since his unanimous decision defeat to Jarod Cannonier back in August 2021.

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES 

The American middleweight has not fought within the organisation for over a year-and-a-half

The American middleweight has not fought within the organisation for over a year-and-a-half

Gastelum’s bout with Imavov had been scheduled to be a middleweight fight but after Strickland stepped up to fight, it has since been moved to light-heavyweight.

Strickland will be headlining back-to-back UFC cards – a rare event – following his split decision loss to the aforementioned Cannonier last month.

Imavov is the UFC’s 12th-ranked middleweight and is seeking his fourth straight UFC victory following his unanimous decision win over Joaquin Buckley in September.

In other news, UFC boss Dana White was mocked by fans on social media for promoting his Power Slap League just one week after being caught in a physical altercation with his wife. 

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