Daniel Kelly is an American submission grappler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt presently competing in One Championship. She holds wins over fighters such as Cynthia Calvillo, Roxanne Modafferi and former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Carla Esparz. She was born on December 4,1995 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, United States.
Danielle created Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Pass at the age of 18. She is a BJJ Black Belt and trains from Silver Fox Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Coach Karel Pravel and won a Black Belt in 2020.
Danielle Kelly Career Growth
Daniel Kelly, The Rising Star of BJJ, wants to be acknowledged as an elite Jiujitsu practitioner. One way to do that would be to win a world title. No One Can Stop Kelly Since She Started Competing For The ONE Championship In March.
She proved her mettle against Japanese icon Mei Yamaguchi which attracted global attention. Even though the Philadelphia native beat Yamaguchi Fair & Square, she feels people are still underestimating her abilities and she’s not looking forward to the chance to fight for a world title in jiu jitsu. For Kelly, Having a Belt Could Make All the Difference.
Fury Pro Grappling
Kelly fought against Catherine Milares in the co-main event of Fury Pro Grappling 2 on October 29, 2021 and won the match via unanimous decision.Kelly was scheduled to face Rose Namajunas at Fury Pro Grappling 3 on December 30, 2021.However, Namajunas was forced to withdraw from the event at the last minute due to a positive COVID-19 test and was replaced by Carla Esparza.During the match, Esparza knocked Kelly out of full guard and the resulting head clash opened a cut above Esparza’s eyebrow. The attending doctors called off the match and Kelly was awarded the victory due to the injury.
BJJ Danielle Kelly
Rising BJJ fighter made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Pass debut at EBI 18 and hasn’t quieted down since
Danielle is a BJJ black belt. According to her Instagram post, she said that the reason she entered jiu-jitsu was because she was being bullied at school. BJJ players train with Silver Fox Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She trains under coach Karel Pravek, who awarded her a black belt last year in 2020.
Currently, Kelly competes in grappling matches as a strawweight. She would favour making her MMA debut at atomic weight. Daniels competed in the Fury Professional Grappling 1 event earlier this year in July. She competed against multi-time jiu-jitsu champion, Sofia Amarante, and defeated her via submission.
Danielle Kelly also competed against Katherine Milares, a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu, for FURY Professional Grappling 2 and defeated her as well. Kelly has also won grappling matches against UFC fighters such as Roxanne Modafferi and Cynthia Calvillo.
Danielle Kelley Relationship Updates
Unfortunately, Daniel’s father passes away and later his mother too. After the loss of both parents, Danielle’s drive and commitment to jiu-jitsu deepened not only as a sport but also as a life-supporting practice.Today, as one of the most talented and accomplished female wrestlers of her generation.
Danielle knows that her love for Jiu-Jitsu is deeply tied to her love and memories of her parents. a beautiful, unbreakable bond.Currently training at Silver Fox BJJ in New Jersey, Danielle’s first love is jiu-jitsu, although the athlete has set her ambitions on the octagon.
Lately, Daniels has been getting closer to that goal by facing some tough opponents, including UFC champions, in grappling matches organised by Fury Grappling. Danielle is currently single and focused on her career.
Danielle Kelly’s Motivational Message To Every Woman Who Interested In Bjj
It’s been a long and rocky road for women in the world of combat sports. After fighting for every inch and every dollar, women warriors around the world are trying to do their part to make it easier for the next generation. Danielle Kelly is proud to be part of that push. Writing a word of encouragement on Instagram for young women looking to pursue a career in BJJ, wrote Danielle Kelly.
“I started in a sport where women fighting didn’t make a dime. I look back and am really grateful I kept my head up and worked hard without the noise getting to me. I’m thankful to be the few women that push the sport, and even compete on the biggest stages where jiu jitsu athletes can make a living.”
Receiving little support from his family to pursue his interest in exploited jiu-jitsu, Kelly was unwilling to pursue something he truly loved. Today, she’s one of the most successful women in the sport, competing on the global stage, travelling the world, and making a solid living in the process. Kelly Will Return To ONE FIGHT NIGHT 7 On Prime Video On Friday, 10 February As She Faces Another Tough Challenge From Former MMA World Title Contender Ayaka Miura In A Submission Grappling Contest.
Frequently Question Asked
Where does Danielle Kelly train?
Danielle Kelly trained under coach Karel Pravek and represents Team Silver Fox BJJ (Brazilian jiu jitsu) .
Does Danielle Kelly do MMA?
Kelly has notable wins over UFC veterans like Roxanne Modafferi and Cynthia Calvillo. She also had a grappling match with ex-UFC champion Carla Esparza before signing with ONE Championship and debuting in early 2022.
Danielle Kelly Next Fight With ?
Deniella Kelly Will Face Ayaka Miura At ONE FIGHT NIGHT 7 On February 24, 2023.