Brian Kelleher

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Brian Kelleher
Born (1986-08-19) August 19, 1986 (age 32)
Oceanside, New York, United States
Other names
  • Boom
  • Whitey Mouse
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight
Reach66 in (168 cm) [1]
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofSelden, New York, United States
TeamTeam Bombsquad
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Mixed martial arts record
Total29
Wins19
By knockout7
By submission8
By decision4
Losses10
By knockout1
By submission6
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Brian Kelleher (born August 19, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2011, he has also competed for Bellator and CES MMA.

Background[edit]

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Kelleher competed in a variety of sports from a young age including ice hockey, soccer and bowling. He later began combat sport training in 2007.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Kelleher made his promotional debut against Iuri Alcântara on short notice at UFC 212 on June 3, 2017.[3] He won the fight via submission due to a guillotine choke in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[4]

He next faced Marlon Vera on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25. He lost via armbar submission in the first round.[5][6]

Kelleher faced Damian Stasiak on October 21, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 118.[7] He won the fight via technical knockout in the third round.[8] This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.[9]

Kelleher faced Renan Barão on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[10] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[11]

Kelleher faced John Lineker on May 12, 2018 at UFC 224.[12] He lost the fight via knockout in the third round.[13]

Kelleher was originally scheduled to face Domingo Pilarte on November 3, 2018 at UFC 230.[14] Pilarte was forced to withdraw from the bout, citing injury, and Kelleher is now slated to face Montel Jackson.[15] At the weigh-ins, Kelleher weight at 137 pounds, 1 pound over the bantamweight non-title fight limit of 136. He was fined 20 percent of his purse, which went to his opponent Jackson.[16] On November 3, it was reported that Kelleher withdrew from the bout due to illness and thus the fight was cancelled.[17] The pairing was left intact and rescheduled for December 29, 2018 at UFC 232.[18] At the weigh-ins, Jackson weighed in at 137 lbs, 1 pound over the non-title fight bantamweight limit of 136 lbs. Jackson was fined 20 percent of his purse to Kelleher and the fight proceeded at catchweight.[19] Kelleher lost the fight via submission in the first round.[20]

Kelleher was scheduled to face Mitch Gagnon on May 4, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 150.[21] However, Kelleher pulled out of the fight on April 10 citing injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Cole Smith.[22]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 19–10 Montel Jackson Submission (D'Arce choke) UFC 232 December 29, 2018 1 1:40 Inglewood, California, United States Catchweight (137 lbs) bout; Jackson missed weight.
Loss 19–9 John Lineker KO (punch) UFC 224 May 12, 2018 3 3:43 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win 19–8 Renan Barão Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 3 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 18–8 Damian Stasiak TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 3 3:39 Gdańsk, Poland Fight of the Night.
Loss 17–8 Marlon Vera Submission (armbar) UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 1 2:18 Uniondale, New York, United States
Win 17–7 Iuri Alcântara Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 212 June 3, 2017 1 1:48 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Win 16–7 Julio Arce Submission (guillotine choke) Ring of Combat 54 March 4, 2016 3 0:18 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship.
Win 15–7 Josh Robinson KO (spinning back fist) Ring of Combat 53 November 20, 2015 3 0:24 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 14–7 Julio Arce Decision (majority) Ring of Combat 52 September 25, 2015 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the Ring of Combat Bantamweight Championship.
Win 13–7 Jay Haas Submission (guillotine choke) CCFC 49 June 6, 2015 1 4:49 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 12–7 Andre Soukhamthath Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 28 March 13, 2015 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Win 11–7 Mark Cherico Submission (guillotine choke) Pinnacle FC 9 November 26, 2014 1 0:37 Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States Catchweight (138 lbs) bout.
Loss 10–7 Andy Main Submission (triangle choke) CCFC 34 April 19, 2014 1 1:26 Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–6 Lester Caslow Submission (rear-naked choke) CCFC 31 February 8, 2014 2 1:34 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9–6 Jeff Smith Submission (armbar) CCFC 29 November 1, 2013 2 4:39 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States Catchweight (155 lbs) bout.
Loss 9–5 Scott Heckman Decision (unanimous) CCFC 27 September 21, 2013 3 5:00 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 9–4 Jimmie Rivera Decision (unanimous) Bellator 95 April 4, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 9–3 Tyler Kahihikolo Decision (unanimous) Coalition of Combat December 1, 2012 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 8–3 Bill Jones KO (punch) WCMMA 1: Portugal vs. USA September 15, 2012 1 0:10 Ledyard, Connecticut, United States Won the vacant WCMMA Featherweight Championship.
Win 7–3 Ryan Vaccaro TKO (flying knee) Rock Out Knock Out June 2, 2012 2 0:56 Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–3 Raphael Chavez TKO (punches) CCFC 14 April 14, 2012 2 3:41 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–3 Josh Parker Submission (rear-naked choke) NEF: Fight Night 1 February 11, 2012 1 4:31 Lewiston, Maine, United States
Loss 4–3 Artur Rofi Submission (armbar) CCFC 12 December 10, 2011 1 4:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Return to Featherweight.
Loss 4–2 Claudio Ledesma Decision (unanimous) Bellator 54 October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 4–1 Michael LaDuke TKO (doctor stoppage) Ring of Combat 37 September 9, 2011 3 3:14 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3–1 Manny Millan Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Fight Events: Cage Wars 9 July 29, 2011 1 3:34 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–1 Siyam Yousefi Submission (guillotine choke) CCFC 8 May 20, 2011 1 2:41 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Bantamweight debut.
Win 1–1 Nate Ainsworth KO (punch) CZ 37 April 29, 2011 1 0:23 Salem, New Hampshire, United States Featherweight bout.
Loss 0–1 Dan Cion Submission (guillotine choke) Xtreme Fight Events: Cage Wars 5 March 11, 2011 1 4:42 Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Kelleher - Official UFC® Profile". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  2. ^ a b "Brian Kelleher - Official UFC Profile". Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Marcelo Barone and Marcelo Russio (2017-05-11). "Sertanejo out, Iuri Marajó will face newcomer Brian Kelleher at UFC Rio 8". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-05-11. (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-06-03). "UFC 212 bonuses: Holloway, Aldo, Gadelha, Kelleher capture $50K awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  5. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-06-07). "Marlon Vera vs. Brian Kelleher added to UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island". mmamad.com. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  6. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 results: Marlon Vera's defense leads to slick armbar submission of Brian Kelleher". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  7. ^ Staff (2017-09-08). "Brian Kelleher vs. Damian Stasiak official for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 results: Brian Kelleher finally puts away tough Damian Stasiak". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  9. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 118 bonuses: Darren Till, Jan Blachowicz earn $50K for big finishes". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  10. ^ Jay Reddick (2018-01-09). "Lake Mary's Mike Perry, others join UFC's Amway Center card". orlandosentinal.com. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  11. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Brian Kelleher lights up Renan Barao for decision win". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-03-12). "John Lineker vs. Brian Kelleher added to UFC 224 in Brazil". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  13. ^ "UFC 224 results: John Lineker relentless, finishes Brian Kelleher in third". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  14. ^ "Selden's Kelleher gets fight at UFC 230 at MSG". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  15. ^ DNA, MMA (2018-10-10). "Montel Jackson vervangt Domingo Pilarte tijdens UFC 230 tegen Brian Kelleher". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  16. ^ "UFC 230 Heavyweight Title Fight Set After Derrick Lewis Ekes Under the Limit | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  17. ^ "UFC 230 loses fight after Brian Kelleher withdraws because of illness". MMAjunkie. 2018-11-03. Retrieved 2018-11-03.
  18. ^ Mike Heck (2018-11-14). "Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson rebooking slated for UFC 232". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  19. ^ Staff (2018-12-28). "UFC 232 weigh-in results: One fighter misses despite three-hour window". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  20. ^ "UFC 232 results: Montel Jackson cruises with first-round submission of Brian Kelleher". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-29. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  21. ^ Jesse Holland (2019-02-20). "UFC Ottawa official for May 4 on ESPN+". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  22. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-04-11). "BFL Champion Cole Smith tackles short notice fight against Mitch Gagnon during UFC Ottawa". mmadnanl.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11. (in Dutch)
  23. ^ Sherdog.com. "Brian". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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