After two earlier scrapped scheduled bouts, Kelleher (22-11 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Simon (17-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) are now scheduled to sq. off at UFC 258 on Feb. 13 in a featherweight bout.
A individual with awareness of the matchup educated MMA Junkie of the reserving Friday but asked to continue being nameless, as the promotion has not nonetheless made an formal announcement. Bloody Canvas was to start with to report the information.
The struggle among Kelleher and Simon was first booked for Sept. 5 but was scrapped the week prior when a person of Simon’s cornermen examined good for COVID-19.
The pair were then rebooked for UFC on ABC 1 on Jan. 16, but Kelleher was pressured to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 take a look at. In its place, Simon drew newcomer Gaetano Pirrello, whom he submitted through next-spherical arm-triangle choke.
Winner of three of his earlier 4, Kelleher is coming off a 39-next “Performance of the Night” submission of Ray Rodriguez in September. All but a person of Kelleher’s six UFC wins have arrive by using finish.
The most up-to-date UFC 258 lineup features:
- Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – for welterweight title
- Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
- Uriah Corridor vs. Chris Weidman
- Ian Heinisch vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso
- Gabe Environmentally friendly vs. Phil Rowe
- Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad
- Miranda Maverick vs. Gillian Robertson
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Mallory Martin vs. Polyana Viana
- Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon