ONE Championship: Eric Kelly returns to action at ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST in Shanghai, China

Santino Honasan on Jun 04, 2019 03:58 PM
Eric Kelly returns to action at ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST
Filipino MMA pioneer Eric Kelly will look to snap a six-fight losing skid at ONE: Legendary Quest in Shanghai, China

Filipino mixed martial arts pioneer Eric “The Natural” Kelly will be flying the Philippine flag high when ONE Championship returns to Shanghai, China for ONE: Legendary Quest on Saturday, June 15th at the Baoshan Arena.

Kelly meets China’s own Niu Kang Kang in a preliminary featherweight contest.

It will be the 37-year old Filipino’s chance to snap a six-fight losing streak dating back to 2016 in a stretch that has seen him lose to the likes of Ev Ting, Narantungalag Jadambaa, Rafael Nunes, and Kotetsu Boku.

The Baguio City-native is coming off a 19-second KO loss to South Korean Kwon Won Il at ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila back in April.

China’s Niu, meanwhile, is a 23-year old prospect out of Shanghai who owns a 5-1 professional record.

Niu was victorious in his ONE debut, taking out Indonesian veteran Sunoto with a head kick in just 31 seconds.

Kelly won’t be the lone Filipino on the ONE card in Shanghai, as Trestle Tan and Angelie Sabanal are also expected to be on the card.

Tan meets South Korean Yoon Chang Min in a lightweight contest, while Sabanal welcomes Japanese newcomer Itsuki Hirata.

 

Catch ONE: Legendary Quest on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23. Catch the full event on June 16, Sunday at 8:00 PM.

ONE: Legendary Quest will be available on livestreaming via iWant on Saturday, June 15th at 7:00 PM!

 

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