Dec 16 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Bantamweight
Brian Kelleher
Kelleher
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13-5-0
KO 1
KO 1
24-14-0

The tape

32
Age
37
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 6" / 167 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
64.2" / 163 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDKOKO
Form
SUBSUBUDUDUD
13
Wins
24
10
By KO
8
77
KO%
33
0
By SUB
10
0
SUB%
42
5
Loses
14
4
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
8
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
18
Bouts
38
35
Rounds
75
2 hours, 30 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 8 minutes

Tape rankings @ Bantamweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher report

Who won Garbrandt vs Kelleher?

Cody Garbrandt beat Brian Kelleher by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC 296, on Saturday 16th December 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Garbrandt vs Kelleher stats

Cody Garbrandt stepped into the octagon with a record of 13 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Brian Kelleher made his way to the cage with a record of 24 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

This was Cody Garbrandt's 15th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2015.

Cody Garbrandt's UFC record stood at 9-6-0, while Brian Kelleher's came in at 8-8-0.

The stats suggested Garbrandt had a massive power advantage over Kelleher, boasting a 77% knock out percentage over Kelleher's 33%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kelleher had a massive advantage over Garbrandt, boasting a 42% submission rate over Garbrandt's 0%.

Cody Garbrandt was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.

Garbrandt had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kelleher. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Garbrandt was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 9 months later than Kelleher, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 38 less professional rounds, 38 to Kelleher's 76.

Garbrandt vs Kelleher form

Garbrandt had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Trevin Jones at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Kai Kara France at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Rob Font at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest.

Before that, he had beaten Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Brian Kelleher had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Mario Bautista at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Umar Nurmagomedov at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kevin Croom at UFC Fight Night on 15th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Domingo Pilarte at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.

He had been defeated by Ricky Simon at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brian Kelleher had been fighting more than Cody Garbrandt.

Going to this contest, Cody Garbrandt had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 21 days ago, while Brian Kelleher's last outing had been 1 year and 10 months ago.

Garbrandt's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Kelleher's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Garbrandt vs Kelleher?

Cody Garbrandt was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Brian Kelleher made his way into the ring at 17/10 (+170) with oddsmakers.

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