Brian Kelleher
Kelleher
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Jan 15 2022
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Kevin Croom
Croom
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23-12-0
UD 3
UD 3
21-13-0

The tape

37
Age
36
5' 6" / 167 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
64.2" / 163 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

UDUDSUBUDKO
Form
UDNCUDSDSUB
23
Wins
21
8
By KO
6
35
KO%
29
10
By SUB
10
43
SUB%
48
12
Loses
13
1
Stopped
4
6
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2009
35
Bouts
35
70
Rounds
67
4 hours, 47 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 21 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Brian Kelleher vs Kevin Croom report

Who won Kelleher vs Croom?

Brian Kelleher beat Kevin Croom by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the prelims of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 15th January 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Brian Kelleher.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Kelleher vs Croom stats

Brian Kelleher stepped into the octagon with a record of 23 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Kevin Croom made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 10 by submission.

Brian Kelleher's UFC record stood at 8-8-0, while Kevin Croom's came in at 0-3-0.

The stats suggested Kelleher had a slight advantage in power over Croom, with a 35% knock out percentage over Croom's 29%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Croom had a slight advantage over Kelleher, with a 48% submission rate over Kelleher's 43%.

Brian Kelleher was the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.

Croom had a height advantage of 5 inches over Kelleher. That also extended to a 9-inch reach advantage.

Kelleher was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 1 month later than Croom, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 76 to Croom's 71.

Kelleher vs Croom form

Brian Kelleher had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Domingo Pilarte at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Ricky Simon at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Ray Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Ode Osbourne at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by John Lineker at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Activity check

Kelleher's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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