Gastelum’s Brazil Win Ruled A No-Contest
Kelvin Gastelum tested positive for marijuana during in-competition testing for his fight with Vitor Belfort in March, and now one of his best wins has been overturned. It was announced on Monday that Gastelum’s victory has been changed to a "No Contest" as a result of his failed test.
MMA Fighting was the first to report that Gastelum would no longer receive a win on his record for his first-round knockout of Vitor Belfort in Brazil. In addition to the fight being overturned, Gastelum has been issued a 90-day suspension and must forfeit 20% of his purse for the fight.
After the suspension was handed down, Gastelum took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the Brazilian commission:
Suspension accepted, but i will NEVER fight in Brazil again. All they want is $$$$
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) May 7, 2017
The former welterweight turned top-10 middleweight had been scheduled to fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212 in June, but that fight was scrapped when the results of Gastelum’s failed test came through.