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UFC Vegas 46 Prediction: Kevin Croom vs Brian Kelleher Stats, Prediction and Breakdown



Brian Kelleher

UFC Vegas 46 has some exciting fights lined up for he fans. One such fight is between Brian Kelleher and Kevin Croom. Kevin Croom has taken up this fight on a short notice. Initially, Kelleher was supposed to fight Saidyokub Kakhramonov, who was forced out due to a reason unknonn. However, fortunately for Kelleher, Croom stepped up on a short notice.

Brian Kelleher currently holds the record of 23-12-0 with  a unanimous decision win in his last fight against Domino Pilarte. He has an interesting record of alternate wins and losses since 2022. 

On the other hand, Kevin Croom is looking for his first win the UFC after suffering a loss against Alex Caceres via Unanimous decision. His debut ended up being a bitter pill to swallow for the featherweight. He had an impressive win against Roosvelt Roberts by a guillotine chocke. However, this result was overturned by the UFC after he tested positive for Marijuana. He was then hit with a fine of $1800 and faced a suspension. 

Croom is desperately eyeing for the win facing Kelleher, a fighter with huge potential. The fight takes place at 145 pounds at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. This fight is definitely a huge opportunity for both fighters who have a lot to prove.

Brian Kelleher VS Kevin Croom Prediction

Kelleher has had an impressive run with most of his wins coming through KO/TKO or a submission. Out of 7 early defeats in his career, he has been knocked down only once. He is a good boxer and is also impressive with his endurance. Roosevelt Roberts, Keheller’s last win had the advantage in terms of reach and height and yet, Keheller outboxed him and looked incredible. Above all, Keheller walks into the octagon looking to get a finish.

Photos: UFC on ESPN 32 official weigh-ins and faceoffs

Croom on the other hand has a very unorthodox style of fighting and is bigger when compared to Kelleher. However, his takedown offence is on the lower side and might be a shortcoming going into this fight. Taking this fight on a 3 days notice might back fire with respect to his endurance and his cardio. 

Photos: UFC on ESPN 32 official weigh-ins and faceoffs

Both the fighters are up for a tough challenge and this is surely one of the most exciting fights of the card.

Prediction: Keheller wins, with a third round TKO.   

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