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UFC Fight Night 171: Azure vs Kelleher 05/13/2020 UFC Previews, Betting Picks and Odds

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UFC Fight Night 171 Azure vs Kelleher 05-13-2020 UFC Previews Betting Picks and Odds

UFC Fight Night 171: Azure vs Kelleher 05/13/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its triumphant return in UFC 249 after missing almost two months due to the lockdown. They will be holding another fight card in a few days after that with UFC Fight Night 171 and it will be held at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on May 13, Wednesday. The main event will feature two seasoned lightweight fighters with Anthony Smith battling Glover Texeira. The preliminary bouts are also interesting with Hunter Azure going up against Brian Kelleher. It is seen by UFC Vegas Odds that Azure will be winning this bout against Kelleher.

UFC Fight Night 171: Azure vs Kelleher 05/13/2020

When: Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 171: Azure vs Kelleher 05/13/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Hunter Azure -179 Brian Kelleher +151

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Hunter Azure

Hunter Azure is a young 28-year-old fighter that stands at five-foot-eight and weighs in at 145 lbs. He hails from Montana and trains at Fight Ready. Azure is coming into this fight as an undefeated fighter in eight matches. Half of his victories came from judges’ decisions. Azure made his name known in LFA and made a good impression on Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2019. He earned his right to fight in the UFC after a convincing unanimous victory over Chris Ocon. He made his UFC debut on UFC Fight Night 158 on September 14, 2019, and won over Brad Katona via unanimous decision.

Brian Kelleher

Brad Kelleher is considered to be a veteran in the sport already at 33 years old. “Boom” hails from Selden, New York, and trains in the Maxum BJJ stable. His professional MMA record now stands at 20-10 with almost have of those victories coming from submissions while seven came from knockouts. Kelleher had a promising career heading as he was coming from a string of wins in Ring Of Combat. He then made his first UFC debut in June 2017 where he submitted Iuri Alcantara via Guillotine Choke. Since then, he split his next six fights to three wins and three losses. Kelleher snapped a two-fight skid when he won against Ode Osbourne in UFC 246 via Guillotine Choke in the first round.

UFC Fight Night 171: Azure vs Kelleher 05/13/2020 Betting Numbers

Azure
Kelleher
Record 8-0-0 20-10-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 8″ 5′ 6″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (inches) 69 66
Win by KO/TKO 38% 35%
Win by Submission 13% 45%
Decisions 50% 20%
Strikes landed per minute 4 4.87
Striking accuracy 50% 45%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.57 5.83
Striking defense 56% 54%
Takedown average 2 1.47
Takedown accuracy 33% 29%
Takedown defense 75% 84%
Submission average 2.5 0.9

Azure vs Kelleher Betting Picks

Kelleher may have more experience under his belt but he will be going up against a fighter that has an unblemished record. Top Online Sportsbook sees Azure assured with the victory over Kelleher as he continues to rise from the UFC Ranks.