March’s UFC 272 card has added an exciting bantamweight bout, as Brian Kelleher and Umar Nurmagomedov are expected to face off at the event.
Umar Nurmagomedov, a cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib, is a perfect 13-0 thus far in his MMA career. He made his debut inside the octagon last January, submitting Sergey Morozov on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The rear-naked choke finish earned Nurmagomedov a Performance of the Night bonus.
Kelleher, with more than twice the experience of his opponent at 24-12, has found ample success in the cage of late. He’s 3-1 in his last four fights, and has won his last two, against Domingo Pilarte and Kevin Croom.
And if he’s not fighting, there’s always a potential rap battle with Bryce Mitchell for Brian Kelleher.
UFC 272 is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5, 2022. The third UFC PPV of 2021 is set to be headlined by a welterweight grudge match featuring ex-teammates turned bitter rivals Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. It will mark the first UFC PPV headlined by a non-title fight since Poirier vs. McGregor 3.