|From:||Melbourne, Victoria Australia|
|Fights Out Of:||Melbourne, Victoria Australia|
|Height:||6' 0" ( 182 cm )|
|Weight:||185 lb ( 84 kg )|
UFC Fight Night Sydney Event on November 8, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image)Nov 08, 2014
UFC Fight Night Sydney Weigh-In on November 7th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Photos by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Nov 07, 2014
Nicknamed ‘the Grizzly Bear’ Dan Kelly is a big man with a bad temper who faces Canadian striker Sheldon Westcott, a self-described “Ultimate Geek” due to his obsession with MMA statistics. Both fighters hope to overcome injuries to secure the win.Feb 19, 2014 :34
TRAINING: Conditioning or technique in the morning, afternoon sparring / live training and some evenings teaching / classes.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started properly in 2012. I retired from judo competition and was looking for a new challenge. I have always been a fan of MMA.
What ranks and titles have you held? None
Do you have any heroes? GSP
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It has been my goal and dream after the house didn't go well for me. This is a big chance at redemption.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a judo coach and I worked in a cafe
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Four-time Olympian in judo for Australia
Ranks in any martial arts styles: 4th Dan in judo, purple belt in BJJ
Favorite grappling technique: Uchimata
Favorite striking technique: Left hand