Dan Kelly Ready for UFC 193

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Dan Kelly doesn’t understand why ‘Smiling’ Sam Alvey keeps calling him out. But the Four time Judo Olympian and undefeated UFC Aussie is ready to take him on at UFC Fight Night 65 in Adelaide on May 10.

From an inauspicious MMA start in TUF: The Smashes Kelly has strung together 9 consecutive MMA wins; two of them in the UFC.

Both he and Alvey fought in the UDC event in Sydney last year. Kelly recalls meeting Alvey there.

“I was like, G’day mate. How are you? And I said hello to his kids. Then after the fights he said he hopes to fight Dan Kelly. In his post-fight interview (February card in Brazil), he said it again.

“I think he thinks I’m going to be an easy match up for him.

“I thought, ‘Oh well, no problem.’ I’m not going to be buddy, buddy with him. He seems this happy, cool guy but I’m not interested. I’m in there to fight. It’s weird how it’s occurred in that regard.”

Kelly has a glittering Judo career. He placed ninth in the Sydney 2000 Olympics and 7th, 21st, and 17th in subsequent Olympic judo tournaments.

Kelly says he is keen to be added to the UFC 193 card which takes place in his home city of Melbourne on November 15. A win over Alvey will certainly not hurt his chances.

Rumours abound that UFC 193 could also host MMA luminaries Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey or featherweight contender Conor McGregor.

This will be the first ever UFC event in Melbourne and is tipped to be a blockbuster

The upcoming Adelaide card includes the heavyweight main event between stipe Miocic and Australian Mark Hunt. Aussies Anthony Perosh, Robert Whittaker, Jake Matthews and Kyle Noke are also fighting.

Tickets are available from Tickatek.

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