Pros react after Adrian Yanez KO’s Tony Kelley at UFC Austin

Adrian Yanez, Tony Kelley, UFC Austin

Tonight’s UFC Austin main card was kicked off by a highly anticipated bantamweight bout featuring Adrian Yanez taking on Tony Kelley.

Kelley (8-3 MMA) had missed weight by one-and-a-half pounds (137.5) for the contest and was subsequently forced to forfeit twenty percent of his fight purse to Yanez. The 35-year-old had entered the bout on a two-fight winning streak, his latest being a TKO victory over Randy Costa.

Meanwhile, Adrian Yanez (16-3 MMA) entered tonight’s contest sporting an eight-fight winning streak, with four of those victories coming under the UFC banner. In his most previous Octagon appearance, the Texas native had scored a split decision win over Davey Grant.

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Adding to the intrigue of tonight’s bantamweight affair was the fact that some Brazilian fighters had put a bounty on Kelley’s head. That of course spawned from Tony’s ‘Dirty Brazilian’ comments, which he made while working a recent Fight Night event. Fighters such as Gilbert Burns offered to add bonus money to Adrian Yanez’s fight purse if he could knockout Tony Kelley this evening.

Tonight’s ‘Yanez vs. Kelley’ fight resulted in a first round finish for the hometown Texan in Yanez. The 28-year-old showcased his terrific boxing skills on route to putting Kelley out with the spectacular finish. Check out the ending below:

Official UFC Austin Result: Adrian Yanez def. Tony Kelley via KO (punches) at 3:49 of Round 1

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Check out how the pros reacted to Yanez vs. Kelley below:

Post-fight reactions to Adrian Yanez defeating Tony Kelley at UFC Austin:

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