UFC 258 Ricky Simon defeated Brian Kelleher.
Ricky Simon defeated Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), at UFC 258 on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2020, live from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV.
Simon’s route to victory started early in the first round when he opened up a nasty on Kelleher’s face. Simon changed levels and took Kelleher to the ground. While on top, Simon landed an elbow that opened up a cut. While the cut did start bleeding initially, the wound squirted blood after the fighters transitioned to a new position. When Simon applied pressure on Kelleher’s head and neck, blood started to flow and could not be stopped for the rest of the fight. Kelleher’s corner did the best they could to stop the blood but Simon continued to apply pressure inside the Octagon. Simon controlled the action for all three rounds.
The cut was seen clearly for the first time after the fight was over and … ouch.
With his victory at UFC 258, Simon improved his career record to 18-3. The win was the third straight for Simon. The loss dropped Kelleher to 22-12 and was his second loss in his last three fights.