Nathan Kelly
Kelly
Ireland flag
Mar 22 2024
Friday

SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Vikas Singh Ruhil
Ruhil
India flag
9-2-0
KO 1
KO 1
11-7-0

The tape

26
Age
31
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A

Tape record

SUBUDSUBSUBKO
Form
KOSUBSUBNCUD
9
Wins
11
3
By KO
2
33
KO%
18
4
By SUB
7
44
SUB%
64
2
Loses
7
1
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
N/A
Debut
2012
11
Bouts
19
17
Rounds
26
1 hours, 0 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 11 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Tapology
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Nathan Kelly vs Vikas Singh Ruhil report

Who won Kelly vs Ruhil?

Nathan Kelly beat Vikas Singh Ruhil by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of Bellator Champions Series, on Friday 22nd March 2024 at SSE Arena in Belfast.

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).

Kelly vs Ruhil stats

Nathan Kelly stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Vikas Singh Ruhil made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Nathan Kelly's Bellator record stood at 2-0-0, while Vikas Singh Ruhil's came in at 0-1-0.

The stats suggested Kelly had an advantage in power over Ruhil, with a 33% knock out percentage over Ruhil's 18%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ruhil had an advantage over Kelly, with a 64% submission rate over Kelly's 44%.

Nathan Kelly was the younger man by 5 years, at 26 years old.

Kelly had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ruhil.

Kelly was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in , 11 years and 5 months earlier than Ruhil, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 18 to Ruhil's 27.

Kelly vs Ruhil form

Nathan Kelly had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Dimitry Solimeis at PFL Europe 4: 2023 Championships on 8th December 2023 by submission in the 1st round at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Previous to that, he had beaten Damion Nelson at PFL Playoffs: Heavyweights & Women’s Featherweights on 18th August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Zachary Hicks at PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Week 6 on 3rd March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Universal Studios, Orlando.

Before that, he was victorious against Ben Ellis at PFL 2022 #8 on 13th August 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

He had won against Scott Pedersen at Bellator MMA on 25th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Activity check

Kelly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Kelly vs Ruhil?

Nathan Kelly was a 1/12 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Vikas Singh Ruhil made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.

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