ONE Championship together with Tune Talk, will launch ONE: Clash of Heroes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29 January. The main event will feature hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting against the Philippines’ finest in Eric “The Natural” Kelly.
The 26-year-old Ev “E.T.” Ting is one of Malaysia’s most promising young talents. His exceptional 10-3 record has come against solid opposition. Fresh off a guillotine choke submission victory in his last bout, Ting is known to be a ferocious striker with a well-rounded ground game making him a complete fighter.
Eric “The Natural” Kelly of Baguio City, is undoubtedly one of the most talented fighters to come out of the Philippines. With just one defeat on his professional record, Kelly has decimated opponents inside the cage with his ability to secure fight-ending finishes. Of his twelve victories, nine have come by submission. Kelly has long been due for a title shot but will have to get past Malaysia’s Ev Ting first to continue in his quest for ONE Championship gold.
“2016 is going to be such a phenomenal year for mixed martial arts in Asia and we’re doing our best to put together the most exciting fights for fans all across the world. Ev Ting has really proven that homegrown Malaysian mixed martial artists can go toe-to-toe with the best in the world and will now face his sternest test against one of the best fighters in his division in Eric Kelly,” ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui said.