Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Ricky Simon vs Brian Kelleher report
Who won Simón vs Kelleher?
Ricky Simon beat Brian Kelleher by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 258, on Saturday 13th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ricky Simon.
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).
Simón vs Kelleher stats
Ricky Simon stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Brian Kelleher made his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Kelleher had a slight advantage in power over Simon, with a 36% knock out percentage over Simon's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Kelleher had a large advantage over Simon, boosting at 45% submission rate over Simon's 18%.
Ricky Simon was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Simon had 6-inch reach advantage.
Simon was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 10 months later than Kelleher, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 58 to Kelleher's 75.
Simon's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Kelleher's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
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