ONE Championship: Edward Kelly gets stopped by Christian Lee in Jakarta
Santino Honasan on Jan 19, 2019 11:45 PM
(Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
Filipino mixed martial artist Edward "The Ferocious" Kelly had no answer for the aggressiveness of Singaporean star Christian Lee, as he fell via TKO in the second round of their featherweight rematch at ONE: Eternal Glory, Saturday evening at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lee was the aggressor from the get-go as he immediatley looked to take Kelly down to the ground.
Kelly found himself trapped in a head in arm choke, and Lee used the lock to bring the fight to the ground.
Once there, it was all Lee, as the 20-year old former world title challenger transitioned into mount and eventually stopped Kelly via ground and pound in the first round.
A much different result from their first meeting wherein Lee was disqualified after a slam that left Kelly unable to continue was ruled illegal.
After the match, Lee called for another shot at Martin Nguyen and the ONE Featherweight World Championship.
The 34-year old Kelly drops to 11-6 in his career.
Lee meanwhile, improves to 11-3.
Official results for ONE: ETERNAL GLORY
ONE Strawweight World Championship bout: Yosuke Saruta defeats Joshua Pacio by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight bout: Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy defeats Alexi Serepisos by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Christian Lee defeats Edward Kelly by TKO (Strikes) at 2:53 minutes of round 1
Women’s Atomweight bout: Puja Tomar defeats Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight bout: Jonathan Haggerty defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Strawweight bout: Robin Catalan defeats Stefer Rahardian by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci defeats Kotetsu Boku by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:32 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Kwon Won Il defeats Anthony Engelen by TKO (Strikes) at 1:07 minutes of round 1
Lightweight bout: Koji Ando defeats Rasul Yakhyaev by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
Catch Weight bout (68.0KG): Niu Kang Kang defeats Sunoto by Knockout (KO) at 0:31 minutes of round 1
Strawweight bout: Aziz Calim defeats Adi Paryanto by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:40 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Oscar Yaqut defeats Andreas Satyawan by TKO (Strikes) at 2:36 minutes of round 2