ONE Championship: Kelly brothers Edward and Eric added to ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila
Santino Honasan on Mar 19, 2019 05:40 PM
Brothers Edward and Eric Kelly set to compete at ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila
Filipino mixed martial artists Edward and Eric Kelly have been added to the upcoming ONE: Roots of Honor fight card this coming April 12th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
A featherweight contender fighting out of the famed Team Lakay stable in Baguio City, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is coming off a first-round TKO loss to former title contender Christian Lee in Jakarta back in January.
The 34-year old has been up and down in his career since 2017, going back-and-forth in the win-loss column.
Kelly tries to get back on track when he takes on Korea’s Sung Jong Lee.
Also looking to get back on track will be older brother Eric “The Natural” Kelly, who hasn’t been on the winning side since 2015.
Once considered as the best Filipino homegrown talent, Kelly was one of the pioneer competitors of ONE Championship.
Now, “The Natural” tries to halt a five bout skid when he takes on China’s Tang Kai.
Also on the card, Filipino strawweight Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales meets Japan’s Akihiro “Superjap” Fujisawa.
Headlining the Filipino contingent at ONE: Roots of Honor will be former ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, who will try to regain his title when he meets current champion Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta of Japan in a rematch of their title bout last January wherein Saruta won via Split Decision.
In the main event of the night, reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia defends his title against former champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa of Mongolia.
ONE: Roots of Honor (Friday, April 12, Mall of Asia Arena)
ONE Featherweight World Championship: Martin Nguyen vs. Narantungalag Jadambaa
ONE Strawweight World Championship: Yosuke Saruta vs. Joshua Pacio
Leandro Issa vs. Fu Chang Xin
Ibrahim El-Bouni vs. Andre Stoica
Luis Santos vs. James Nakashima
Edward Kelly vs. Sung Jong Lee
Andre Meunier vs. Anderson “Braddock” Silva
Eric Kelly vs. Tang Kai
Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Ognjen Topic
Lerdsila PhuketTopTeam vs. Momotaro
Bi Nguyen vs. Dwi Ani Retno Wulan
Ramon Gonzales vs. Akihiro Fujisawa