Dan Kelly and Antonio Carlos Junior will battle this Saturday (March 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 85 inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. In a match up of skilled grapplers, what adjustments must be made for either woman to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight grapplers Dan Kelly and Antonio Carlos Junior will throw down this Saturday (March 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 85 inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Kelly is a former Judo Olympian who’s actually found decent success inside the Octagon despite being nearly 40 years old. Admittedly, it hasn’t been against great competition, but Kelly has nonetheless carved out a position for himself in the division.
Alternatively, Carlos Junior won his season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Brazil” as a Heavyweight. Now, the prospect looks to find a home at Middleweight, where he’s currently undefeated.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:
Key Wins: Luke Zachrich (UFC Fight Night 55), Steve Montgomery (UFC 193)
Key Losses: Sam Alvey (UFC Fight Night 65)
Keys to Victory: Kelly represented Australia in the Olympics four times, and that background is undoubtedly his main strength. His striking is a bit awkward, but the large Middleweight is a physical force in the clinch and on the mat.
Kelly is a deceivingly skilled fighter in my opinion. To be frank, I expected each of his younger opponents to out-work and potentially finish the Judoka, but Kelly hung tough, made it ugly, and has won three of four UFC bouts.
In this bout, Kelly needs to continue to rely on his Judo. In Carlos Junior’s sole loss, he was ground out by Patrick Cummins, who controlled the Brazilian from top position. While wrestling and Judo are obviously very different, the base game plan of get on ….View full article
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