UFC star Kelvin Gastelum has his teeth stitched back into gums in graphic video after being forced to pull out of fight | The Sun

UFC star Kelvin Gastelum has his teeth stitched back into gums in graphic video after being forced to pull out of fight | The Sun

January 10, 2023

KELVIN GASTELUM has shared a gruesome video of himself getting his teeth stitched back into his gums.

The UFC star was forced to pull out of his scheduled main event bout with Nassourdine Imavov this weekend.


Gastelum, 31, suffered the freak injury in the gym while training for his clash with Imavov.

Captioning it "Graphic imaging", the middleweight posted a video of a doctor "sewing his teeth back on".

He received plenty of well wishes from his Twitter followers, including fellow UFC fighter Michael Chiesa, who wrote: "Sheeeesh heal up bro."

A fan wrote: "Holy s***."

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And a second tweeted: "OUCH!!! Rest up Kelvin!"

While another added: "Damn bro wtf why u sparring so hard."

Prior to posting the video, Gastelum apologised to his opponent for pulling out at such short notice.

He wrote: "I’m extremely disappointed to say the least.

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"This not how I wanted to start 2023. I worked my a** 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."

Gastelum has now been replaced at short notice by seventh-ranked middleweight contender Sean Strickland.

The American was in action just three weeks ago, when he lost to Jared Cannonier on December 17.

Strickland, 31, had been on a six-fight win streak – prior to a skid last year.

Before his defeat to Cannonier, he also lost to Alex Pereira – ahead of the Brazilian finishing 2022 as middleweight champion after beating Israel Adesanya.


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