After dropping the first two fights of his professional career, Nathan Kelly has now won nine straight fights entering tonight – a track record that has included one previous fight in Bellator and four in the PFL. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Kelly has scored finishes in seven of his nine wins, with all of them coming in the first round. Kelly’s most recent bout saw him submit Dimitry Solimeis at the PFL Europe Championships card in December.


Vikas Sing Ruhil, who hails from India and made his professional MMA debut in 2012, became the first fighter from South and South-East Asia to compete in the PFL. A kickboxing specialist, Ruhil has earned finishes in nine of his 12 victories thus far. Ruhil is 7-1 (1 NC) in his last nine fights, though his most recent bout – his PFL debut – ended in a defeat to James Gonzalez during the 2023 PFL Challenger Series.


Who will make a big impression in front of the Belfast crowd?



Round 1


Kelly works a quick combination early. Sing Ruhil misses a right hand. Kelly with a low kick. Inside low kick lands for Kelly. Sing Ruhil goes in and pins Kelly against the fence. Kelly reverses the position. Kelly throws a right elbow, and it LANDS ON THE BUTTON! VIKAS SING RUHIL IS OUT COLD!



A quick, violent performance from Nathan Kelly, who continues to make his name!





Nathan Kelly defeats Vikas Singh Ruhil by 1st Round Knockout (0:40) [Elbow] in a 147 lb. catchweight bout