• Kelly to face Jadambaa in ONE: Dynasty of Champions

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    Filipino featherweight Eric “The Natural” Kelly will test his mettle against former champion Naran­tu­ngalag Jadambaa in ONE: Dynasty of Champions on July 2 at the Hefei Olympic Sports Center in Hefei, China.

    The Baguio City native Kelly, with a 12-2 card, is considered among the premier mixed martial arts fighters in the Philippines. He is known for power striking and high-level of grappling skills.

    The Mongolian Jadambaa, meanwhile, has a record of 11 wins and four losses.

    Kelly is aiming to bounce back from his guillotine choke loss to Ev Ting in ONE: Clash of Heroes in January.

    Jadambaa, on the other hand, is coming off an impressive Von Flue choke submission victory over Japanese veteran and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu Boku in May.

    In the other matches, Li Kai Wen of Tianjin will face 21-year old rising star Keanu Subba.

    Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will see action against Russian middleweight contender Aleksei Butorin.

    Wu Ze will take on fellow Chinese fighter Zheng Xiao Liang while American Roger “El Matador” Huerta of Austin, Texas will return to the ONE Championship cage to take on grappling ace Ariel Sexton.

    Ann “Athena” Osman of Malaysia will also return to ONE when he fights Haiat Farag of Egypt.

    JEAN RUSSEL V. DAVID

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