About Me and Fight Numbers

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

I’m Jon Kelly, the founder and creator of Fight Numbers.

From a very young age, I was always drawn to skill-based strategy games. I grew up playing games like poker, Chess and Stratego. I remember my mom first showing me how to play poker as a young boy, playing with pennies, and I was hooked.

Money aside – the thought of being able to play a game where the main strategy is out-thinking your opponents clearly drew me in.

As I got older, I gravitated to playing more of these types of games. This meant weekend trips to Turning Stone Casino in New York where you could play poker at 18 as opposed to 21 years old.

Poker was one of my favorite games, but I was also a basketball player and played at the college level so the competitive spirit in me was always there and still is to this day.

Fast Forward a few years and I dropped out of college to join the military. I spent the next decade of my life moving all around the country with my wife, as well as exploring the rest of the world while on various deployments.

 I also went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Sports Management – Stay in school kids.

 Below is a picture of me winning a poker tournament in Kuwait on my first deployment, and another picture of me holding up a Valentine’s day sign for my wife while my buddies made fun of me.

Me holding up a Valentine’s day sign for my wife while my buddies made fun of me

Me winning a poker tournament while on deployment in Kuwait

It was around this time when I first started playing daily fantasy sports. It combined my love for sports with my passion for strategy-based peer-to-peer games. Like many others, I had my ups and downs early on but eventually found success and have been fortunate enough to play at a high level for the past seven years.

I have had multiple six-figure wins across all sports and qualified for the Tournament of Champions in 2021 where I got to compete for a $1 Million dollars against 94 others (I got dusted). But at least me and my brother had a good time with the free vacation.

My brother and I at the Tournament of Champions in 2021 where I competed for $1 Million dollars

I’m not just some guy who loves DFS and gambling – I have a consistent track record to support my strategy and betting decisions. I’ve been fortunate enough to do well in Fantasy sports betting, winning six figures on multiple occasions. You can checkout some screenshots of some of my past wins across multiple platforms below!

But aside from just playing DFS and gambling, I enjoy making content around these topics and sharing my thoughts on strategy. I have worked for multiple companies in the fantasy space over the last decade but nothing felt like the perfect fit for me long term.

This ultimately led to me branching out on my own and creating Fight Numbers – a website that provides UFC-related content and tools focused on helping you become a better DFS player and sports bettor.

Being able to combine my love for DFS and speculating on sports with my passion for building a business and community has always been a dream of mine.

I provide tons of free content on here as well as on my Youtube channel, and if you are interested in really taking your game to the next level, I have a membership that provides tons of value to aspiring MMA DFS players and sports bettors.

I hope you will join me on this journey.

– Jon Kelly