UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher volition not get to combat astatine location successful Long Island this summer, but volition alternatively vie aboriginal this month.
Kelleher (24-13) was seemingly a shoo-in for UFC Long Island successful July, but he’ll alternatively look Mario Bautista (9-2) astatine the UFC’s June 25, 2022 Fight Night lawsuit successful Las Vegas. Iridium Sports Agency, who correspond Bautista, precocious announced the news, which Kelleher subsequently confirmed.
“Well nary Long Island enactment for maine astatine the infinitesimal but June 25th volition do,” Kelleher wrote connected societal media conscionable a fewer days ago. “I’ll beryllium capable to beryllium backmost and person a bully bourbon with my beardown land assemblage July 16 though I’ll instrumentality it.”
Kelleher volition beryllium entering his 3rd combat of 2022 successful the bout, having divided a brace of fights since the twelvemonth kicked off. In January, “Boom” won a unanimous determination against Kevin Croom; little than 2 months later, helium fell to Umar Nurmagomedov astatine UFC 272.
The Nurmagomedov loss, which saw Kelleher caught successful a rear-naked choke conscionable implicit 3 minutes into the opening round, snapped a two-fight triumph streak the Long Islander had enactment together.
Bautista has won his lone contention successful 2022, winning a determination implicit Jay Perrin backmost successful February. The 28-year aged has posted a 3-2 grounds wrong the octagon frankincense far, but it’s worthy noting that 1 of those losses came against existent bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen.
The UFC’s June 25, 2022 Fight Night amusement is expected to instrumentality spot astatine the Apex successful Las Vegas, Nevada. The pursuing bouts person been reported for the event:Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov Jinh Yu Frey vs. Vanessa Demopoulos Tim Elliott vs. Amir Albazi Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot Rodolfo Vieira vs. Chris Curtis Tyson Nam vs. Tagir Ulanbekov Raulian Paiva vs. Sergey Morozov Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Nate Maness Carlos Ulberg vs. Tafon Nchukwi Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista