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BRIAN KELLEHER

AGE

30

RECORD

17 - 8

REACH

66”

HEIGHT

5’6

WEIGHT

135LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

LONG ISLAND MMA

HOMETOWN

NEW YORK

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

DECEMBER 2018 UFC 232 – VS MONTEL JACKSON

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (BRABO CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Kelleher is in the orthodox stance. Jackson is in the southpaw stance. Kelleher opens the round with a leg kick. Jackson immediately responds with a double leg kick. Kelleher is switching his stances early. Big kick to the body lands for Jackson. He is looking confident as he lands straight right hand. Kelleher is moving on the outside. He eats another stiff jab. Jackson is finding his rhythm. He starts walking Kelleher down. Another big kick to the body lands for Jackson! Kelleher moves forward and initiates the clinch. Jackson clips him with the right hand over the top! Kelleher goes down!!! Jackson pushes for a finish with more punches! Jackson is landing hard left hands! Kelleher is scrambling from the bottom! Jackson pulls the Brabo choke!!! It looks tight!!! Kelleher taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2017 – VS MARLON VERA

RESULT – LOST VIA 1ST RD SUB

Analysis
Rd 1 – Kelleher takes the middle. Quick right cross brushes Vera chin. Kelleher slowly pressures. Vera head kick blocked. Overhand right from Kelleher just misses. He shoots for a single, they go to the cage as Vera defends. They clinch 1 min in. They break Kelleher backing Vera up to the cage with his quick hands. Level change and takedown attempt from Kelleher as they go to the cage. Vera has locked up Kelleher’s arm as he defends. Kelleher tries to break but Vera is not letting go of the arm as looks for a kimura. 2 mins in. Kelleher tries to roll to break free but very quickly ends up in an armbar attempt! Kelleher has to tap!

JUNE 2017 – VS IURI ALCANTARA

RESULT – WON VIA 1ST RD SUB

Analysis
UFC Debut. Rd 1 – Alcantara walking forwards, straight left and takedown from Alcantara, Kelleher back up immediately. Still game, as he comes forward, Alcantara counters. Alcantara very relaxed and happy to let his hands drop at times. Kelleher comes forward happy to stand and throw in pocket. Kelleher presses Alcantara overhand right lands, Alcantara shoots and gets a single leg, Kelleher immediately sinks in the guillotine choke!.

FIGHTER INFO URLS

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

25 MATCHES 17 WINS 8 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 6 0
SUBMISSION 8 5
DECISION 3 3
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Won his last 7 prior to Vera fight
  • Was spotted on looking for a fight by Dana White
  • Alcantara was 1stfight in 15 months. Bided his time for UFC opportunity.
  • Has a hell of squeeze on his chokes
  • BJJ blackbelt. Loves guillotine chokes x 5 wins
  • Moved to Long Island MMA for Stasiak fight trained with Bermudez, LaFlare
  • Expect Aggressive performance. Said hes willing to get hit to land.
  • Likes to come forward and throw anyway. Has a pretty decent level change for takedown