Brian Kelleher - Official UFC® Profile
Brian
Kelleher
17-8-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 17-8-0
Summary: Well rounded, killer instinct, unpredictable

Fighter Info

Nickname: Boom
From: Oceanside, New York United States
Fights Out Of: Selden, New York United States
Age: 31
Height: 5' 6" ( 167 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 66"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
31
39% Successful
12
Types of Successful Strikes
0
12
75% Standing
25%
9
3
Striking Defense
60
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
3
33% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
0
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Brian Kelleher
Oct 21, 2017
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Loss
Brian Kelleher
Jul 22, 2017
8
5
1
0
0
2
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Brian Kelleher
Jun 3, 2017
12
4
1
0
0
1
0
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day is MMA practice / padwork / run or swim workout 

Thoughts on opponent, Damian Stasiak? I'm excited for this fight and to rebound from my last one and put on a great performance. I always respect my opponents - we all work really hard to be here and stay here. With that said, I will earn my stay with this fight and go for the finish. 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training for fighting in 2007. I had always been a well-rounded athlete, playing soccer, hockey, bowling, etc. growing up. I knew I was strong for my size and wanted to test myself.

What ranks and titles have you held? I have held the Ring of Combat bantamweight title and the World Cup of MMA featherweight title 

Do you have any heroes? My parents and Joe Rogan 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to fight in the UFC. I have been working day in and day out sacrificing for 10 years now with this vision. I truly only know this sport and at this point it's my whole life. Now I'm finally here. Boom time! 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to college for two years until I realized the best education is self-education. I also knew that MMA was all I wanted to do since then. So I never got a degree 

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at a chemical company called BASF as a technician in manufacturing. I used it as motivation to keep winning fights so I could be free and do what I want. I quit my job five months ago and decided to keep training full time 

If any, list specific accomplishments in pro competition? Winning two titles in two different weight classes were big accomplishments in my pro career. Another big accomplishment was my spinning backfist KO in front of Dana White for his show “Lookin’ for a Fight.” I knew I caught his attention there.

If any, list ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu 

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine 

Favorite Striking technique: Anything spinning, and body shots 

 
  • Pro since 2011

 

  • Won seven of last eight

 

  • Six wins by KO, eight by submission (4 guillotine, 3 RNC)

 

  • Eight first round finishes

 

  • Holds 2015 win over UFC vet Andre Soukhamthath

 

  • Unbeaten amateur record (3-0)

Career

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