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"Boom"

Brian Kelleher

Featherweight Division • 22-12-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 8
    Wins by Knockout
  • 10
    Wins by Submission
  • 4
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 41% 41%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
334
Sig. Strikes Attempted
816
Grappling accuracy 25% 25%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
4
Takedowns Attempted
24
4.48
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
6.00
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.21
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.60
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
53
%
Sig. Str. Defense
76
%
Takedown Defense
0.40
Knockdown Ratio
08:17
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
278 (83%)
Clinch
25 (7%)
Ground
31 (9%)

Sig. Str. by target

66% 222 Head 14% 48 Body 19% 64 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
8 (36%)
DEC
4 (18%)
SUB
10 (45%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Oceanside, United States
Trains at
Long Island MMA
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
34
Height
66.00
Weight
136.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 03, 2017
Reach
66.00
Leg reach
38.00
Q & A

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: Brown belt in jiu-jitsu  

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine 

Favorite Striking technique: Anything spinning, and body shots 

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GDANSK, POLAND - OCTOBER 21:  (R-L) Brian Kelleher punches Damian Stasiak of Poland in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Ergo Arena on October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty I