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Bantamweight Division

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Tony Kelley

Bantamweight Division

8-3-0 (W-L-D)

3

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

3

First Round Finishes

Tony Kelley

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Tony Kelley's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Shreveport, United States
Trains at
Soul Fighters
Fighting style
Freestyle
Age
35
Height
69.00
Weight
137.50
Octagon Debut
Aug. 15, 2020
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
40.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2012
     
  • Three wins by KO, three by submission (Guillotine, RNC, shoulder choke)
     
  • Three first round finishes
     
  • Has won three of his last four
     
  • Lone pre-UFC loss was five-round split decision to Kevin Aguilar in July 2016

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(6/18/22) Kelley was stopped by Adrian Yanez via strikes at 3:49 of the first round 
UFC 269 (12/11/21) Kelley stopped Randy Costa via strikes at 4:15 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (10/10/20) Kelley won a three round unanimous decision over Ali Al-Qaisi
UFC 252 (8/15/20) Kelley lost a three round unanimous decision to Kai Kamaka

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I’ve been fighting as a pro since 2012.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Kyokushin, BJJ purple belt
Do you have any heroes? I think the only classification for hero would be our Armed Forces.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Being in the UFC is a goal I’ve had since I started this journey. I’m blessed to be in the biggest MMA organization in the world. This is such an amazing opportunity.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I had a year of college courses but never graduated. 
What was your job before you started fighting? I was an environmentalist for a large wetland preserve.
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotines & triangles
Favorite Striking technique: Knees & elbows