- Joel Rodgers
The Shreveport area is becoming a hotbed for UFC talent, much like the Shreveport area is a hotbed for NFL talent.
“Ladies and gentlemen, our referee has called a stoppage to the action at 2 minutes and 38 seconds in the very first round, declaring the winner, Tony Kelley,” said the very seasoned and entertaining fight announcer “Dynamite” David Hardy Jr. after Shreveport fighter, Tony Kelley defeated Andy Brossett in the main event of AKA 7 inside the Horseshoe Riverdome on Friday May 17th.
“Let’s keep this training rolling” says Kelley. He’s now 6-1, and ready for the UFC to come calling. He says staying ready and “waiting on that call”, oh… he’s also looking to fight again in July.
Kelley is looking to join other local fighters (Matt “Danger” Schnell, Andrea “KGB” Lee, Derrick Krantz, Kevin “The Angel of Death” Aguilar, and Dustin Poirier) in the UFC.
Tony Kelley’s only lost came to 17-1 Kevin Aguilar in 2016.
Look for Kelley to join Aguilar in the UFC sometime in the very near future.
Interesting note* Tony Kelley attended the same Shreveport high school as Matt “Danger” Schnell… Captain Shreve High School. Making Captain Shreve a hotbed for UFC talent too. Pretty cool.