Eric “The Natural” Kelly looks to regain his old glory and avenge his brothers’ loss to Ev Ting as they square-off on January 29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Kelly, one of the best Filipino mixed martial artists today, was sidelined for the majority of 2015 due to a conflict with ONE Championship.
After resolving the issue, “The Natural” returned to ONE Championship last October during ONE Championship’s Tigers of Asia card in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kelly was able to secure a unanimous decision victory in a lackluster performance against Hiroshige “Hanzo” Tanaka (10-3).
The Filipino featherweight will look to build on that win and shake-off cage rust as he faces Malaysian Ev Ting in enemy soil on January 29 at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia according to a source.
Ting, who trains in Australia, is currently 10-3 in his professional mixed martial arts career.The 26 year old’s last fight was against former ONE World Featherweight Champion Honorio Banario. “E.T” quickly dispatched “the Rock”, needing just 56 seconds to secure the knockout victory.
The Malaysian featherweight was also able to soundly defeat another Filipino fighter in 2014 – Eric’s brother Edward Kelly during ONE FC 21: Roar of Tigers. Ting added the Filipino to his highlight reel of finishes with a headkick KO in the second round.
Expect fireworks to erupt for this match. An official announcement is set to be made by ONE Championship next week.
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