Kelvin Gastelum Suspended 90 Days, Win Over Vitor Belfort Overturned

Kelvin Gastelum
UFC 206: Big John watches over Kelvin Gastelum and Tim Kennedy, Toronto, December 2016 Credit: Cageside Press

Judgment day has come for UFC middleweight Kelvin Gastelum, and his win over legend Vitor Belfort is no more. Gastelum, who tested positive for marijuana following his March fight with The Phenom, has been suspended 90 days by the Brazilian MMA Sports Court (STJDMMA). Brazil’s Combate was the first to report the news.

The victory now becomes a no contest. In addition, Gastelum has been fined 20% of his purse from the bout, which took place at UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

The sanction drops Gastelum’s three fight win streak back to two. He had previously picked up wins over Johny Hendricks at UFC 200 and Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 (pictured).

After testing positive, Gastelum was provisionally suspended, and pulled from a planned bout with Anderson Silva at UFC 212. That led to The Spider’s recent attack on the UFC, as he now wants an interim title shot against Yoel Romero.

Gastelum still faces further penalty from USADA (the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency), who have yet to announce his fate.