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Brian Kelleher vs Journey Newson preview
When is Kelleher vs Newson?
Brian Kelleher could potentially take on Journey Newson, in Summer 2023.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Kelleher vs Newson stats
Brian Kelleher would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Journey Newson would make his way to the cage with a record of 10 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggest Kelleher would have a slight advantage in power over Newson, with a 33% knock out percentage over Newson's 30%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Kelleher would have an advantage over Newson, with a 42% submission rate over Newson's 30%.
Brian Kelleher is the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Kelleher has a height advantage of 1 inch over Newson. Despite this, Newson has 3-inch reach advantage.
Kelleher is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 4 years and 5 months earlier than Newson, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 40 more professional rounds, 75 to Newson's 35.
Kelleher vs Newson form
Brian Kelleher has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Mario Bautista at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot on 25th June 2022 by 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 in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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 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.
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.
Kelleher's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Newson's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 1 month, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Kelleher vs Newson?
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