Tape rankings @ Featherweight
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 as in favor of 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 ring with a record of 23 wins, 12 loses 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 ring with a record of 21 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Kelleher had a slight advantage in power over Croom, with a 35% knock out percentage over Croom's 29%.
Brian Kelleher was the older man by 1 year, at 35 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 less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 1 month later than Croom, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 71 less professional rounds, 0 to Croom's 71.
Kelleher vs Croom form
Kelleher remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 been beaten by Ricky Sim n 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 beat Ray Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Ode Osbourne at UFC 246 on 18th January 2020 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had lost to John Lineker at UFC 224 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kelleher's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.