Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher Prediction UFC 296 12/16

Cody Garbrandt vs Brian Kelleher Prediction UFC 296 12/16

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UFC 296: Garbrandt vs. Kelleher: Cody Garbrandt vs. Brian Kelleher Preview and Prediction KingPin Pro

Prepare for an electrifying Bantamweight clash at UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington, featuring Cody Garbrandt from Xtreme Couture against Brian Kelleher from Long Island MMA.

 

Cody Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt, also known as "No Love," hails from the USA and fights in the Bantamweight division. Standing at 5'8" and weighing 135 lbs, Garbrandt, aged 32, represents Team Xtreme Couture with an orthodox stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Mar 4, 2023: Garbrandt faced Trevin Jones at UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane, securing a unanimous decision victory in a hard-fought battle.
  • Dec 11, 2021: In a challenging match at UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier, Garbrandt suffered a KO/TKO loss against Kai Kara-France in the first round.
  • May 22, 2021: Garbrandt faced Rob Font at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt, resulting in a unanimous decision loss after five rounds.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Cody Garbrandt possesses a record of 13 wins and 5 losses, with 10 victories by (T)KO. His recent win against Trevin Jones showcased his ability to secure victories through strategic decision-making. Known for his striking skills and resilience, Garbrandt is expected to bring a competitive edge to the upcoming bout.

 

Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher, also known as "Boom," represents the USA in the Featherweight division, standing at 5'6" and weighing 135 lbs. With a record of 24 wins and 14 losses, Kelleher fights out of Long Island MMA with a switch stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Jun 25, 2022: Kelleher faced Mario Bautista at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot, suffering a submission loss in the first round.
  • Mar 5, 2022: In a challenging matchup at UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal, Kelleher suffered another submission loss against Umar Nurmagomedov in the first round.
  • Jan 15, 2022: Kelleher secured a unanimous decision victory over Kevin Croom at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Brian Kelleher's record includes 8 (T)KO victories and 10 submission wins. With a well-rounded skill set, Kelleher has showcased versatility in his victories. His ability to secure victories by both striking and submissions makes him a formidable opponent in the Featherweight division.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate a thrilling Bantamweight clash between Cody Garbrandt and Brian Kelleher at UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington. Both fighters bring diverse skill sets and a hunger for victory.

The prediction leans towards Cody Garbrandt emerging victorious in this matchup. Garbrandt's striking prowess, combined with his strategic decision-making, is anticipated to play a crucial role. Look for Garbrandt to capitalize on his strengths and potentially secure a win, possibly by (T)KO, given his history of impressive knockout victories.

 

Pick: Cody Garbrandt ML -185

 

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