Date: Sunday 19th November, 3am (UK)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue: Qudos Bank Arena
Dan Kelly, the man from Melbourne, hopes to bounce back from his brutal knockout loss in front of his home fans. That loss courtesy of Derek Brunson broke an impressive four-fight win streak and he now faces another tough fighter looking to bounce back from a defeat.
Elias Theodorou lost a decision to Brad Tavares in what was only his second career loss. The Canadian is a very well-rounded and cerebral fighter who will relish the challenge of fighting somebody with the unique skillset of Kelly. The Aussie is an Olympic-level Judoka complimented by a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, so clearly wants to get his hands on Theodorou but he will have to be careful of his opponent’s deceptive power.
This fight could be decided in the grappling exchanges but every fight starts at a distance and the significant reach advantage could be crucial for Theodorou maintaining it. See below for our statistical breakdown:
Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.