Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Eric “The Natural” Kelly will take on Malaysian Ev ‘E.T.’ Ting in the main event of ONE Championship: Clash of Heroes on January 29 at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“2016 is going to be such a phenomenal year for mixed martial arts in Asia and we’re doing our best to put toge- ther 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,” said CEO of ONE Championship Victor Cui.
The 33-year old Baquio native Kelly, considered to be among the most talented MMA fighters, holds professional record of 12-1, nine of which by submission and one by technical knockout.
His 26-year old opponent Ting, meanwhile, is a promising Malaysian fighter who boasts of a 10-3 record. He last won via guillotine choke over Filipino fighter Honorio Banario. Ting is known as a ferocious striker with a well-rounded ground game making him a complete fighter
Veteran Team Lakay lightweight Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, meanwhile, will pit his skills against Japa- nese fighter Tetsuya Yamada.
Another Filipino Team Lakay member in the fight card is Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, who will fight Malaysian Saiful “The Vampire” Merican.