Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Kelly Faszholz to replace injured Sarah Moras on Feb. 21 UFC show
Last week the UFC announced that an injury forced Sarah Moras to drop out of her fight with Lauren Murphy on UFC Fight Night 83 Feb. 21 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. I figured they had someone in mind or they would have just scrapped the fight. Today they announced that Kelly Faszholz will replace Sarah. This fight will air on the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Kelly is from Santa Rosa, CA. Her record is 3-0. She trains at Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Nor-Cal Fight Alliance which is owned by retired UFC fighter David Terrell. He was forced to retire due to inner ear problems. Kelly's latest win was over Brittney Elkin on the Nov. 6 Fight To Win show in Denver. Check out the fight video for yourself. Kelly has finished all three of her fights. So I like that. And all her fights have been at 145lb. So with the short notice, I would be concerned about her making weight. Of course normally a UFC fighter would be a big step up in competition. In this case, I'm not so sure. Of course Lauren is a former Invicta champ who is 0-2 in the UFC. She lost two close fights which is a product of her being a points fighter. You all know I like fighters who finish so I'm not crazy about Lauren. And here she is facing someone who likes to finish. This could be interesting. Here's the video of Kelly Faszholz vs Brittney Elkin.