A matchup between Brian Kelleher and Ricky Simon is being targeted by the UFC for a January 16th card. The bout was first reported by Steven Marrocco and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
The pairing is the second attempt at putting together a fight between the two parties. An early September booking between the two fighters was cancelled after a cornerman of Simon tested positive for COVID-19.
Kelleher still got to fight on that card, going on to get a win in under a minute over Ray Rodriguez via guillotine choke.
Simon snapped a two-fight skid in his last appearance, taking a split decision over Ray Borg last May.
The bantamweight bout is the first one to be reported for a January 16th event held by the UFC. The location of the event is not known at the moment.
Should the match be booked, it would be the first reported one lined up for a UFC card in 2021.