MMA Preview – Adrian Yanez vs Tony Kelley at UFC on ESPN 37
ADRIAN YANEZ VS TONY KELLEY FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 37? Sunday 19th June, 2022 - 12:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 37? Moody Center, Austin, Texas (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 37? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC on ESPN 37 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 37? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
ADRIAN YANEZ VS TONY KELLEY LOWDOWN
Adrian Yanez (15-3) continues to rise the ranks and put heat on his prospect status. The bantamweight division is incredibly stacked, but if he continues his form, he will be among the other beasts in the top 10. He kicked off his UFC campaign with three straight knockouts not including one on the Contender series over Brady Huang (2020). He smoked Victor Rodriguez (2020) and then buried Gustavo Lopez (2021) and Randy Costa (2021) earning three ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses. He then followed that up with a ‘Fight of the Night’ with Davey Grant (2021) battling through adversity to take a split decision.
Tony Kelley (8-2) also boasts a knockout win over Costa which is by far his most impressive win. It was in December last year and before that he was not making any noise. He lost a unanimous decision to Kai Kamaka (2020) on his debut which aged badly as the Hawaiian went on to lose his next two and draw leading him to get cut from the UFC. Kelley then responded with a unanimous decision win over Ali AlQaisi (2020) to make it 2-1 in the UFC.
ADRIAN YANEZ VS TONY KELLEY PREDICTION
Taking on Kelley off the back of a win over Davey makes little sense, but this is destined to be an exciting scrap. Kelley is a quality striker, and his aggressiveness could be key to causing the upset.
Yanez is one of the slickest strikers in the division with extremely crisp boxing. That said, he can be hit, and Kelley has the power to cause some serious problems. We can see Yanez suffering some adversity again, but his technique and timing will allow him counter and land more damage as the fight goes on.
He also has better cardio and we are firmly backing him to win the striking battle with Kelley’s durability dragging this to the bell.
Prediction: Yanez via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)