Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Kelleher vs Rodriguez?
Brian Kelleher beat Ray Rodriguez by submission in the 1st round, during the main card of UFC Vegas 9, on Saturday 5th September 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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 Rodriguez stats
Brian Kelleher stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Ray Rodriguez made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Kelleher had advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 38% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 19%.
Brian Kelleher was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kelleher. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Kelleher was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 55 less professional rounds, 0 to Rodriguez's 55.