Two of the best fighters in the featherweight division of ONE Championship will clash in the cage at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on June 23, 2018. Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, 34, of the Philippines and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 42, of Mongolia will fight at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power.”
Representing Baguio City’s Team Lakay, Kelly is coming out of a historical victory. In his most recent bout, which was on January 26, 2018 at “ONE: Global Superheroes,” he knocked out Meas Meul, 28, of Cambodia at 0:21 of Round 1.
Until now, it is still the fastest knockout and finish in ONE Championship’s featherweight division. But for Kelly, this record is not something he should brag about.
“The record does not mean much,” Kelly explained. “Whether it is 21 seconds or the full three rounds, what matters is that I prepared myself to be the best.”
“I think I just did my part to show the world what I am capable of inside the cage,” the Team Lakay fighter added. “The win was great, but now it is back to training, and getting better for the next bout.”
For Kelly, he is currently at a great spot in his career as a professional mixed martial artist and he is extremely excited to face Jadambaa at “ONE: Pinnacle of Power.” He said, “I cannot wait to test my skills against a former world champion and a respected veteran in mixed martial arts.”
Kelly stressed that he has nothing but respect to Jadambaa, who was last seen in action when he lost to his fellow former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov, 33, of Russia in their title rematch on November 11, 2016 at “ONE: Defending Honor.” On August 18, 2017 at “ONE: Quest for Greatness,” the Russian fighter also lost the belt to Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam.
Headlining “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” is Kelly’s fellow Team Lakay fighter, ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 29, and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 29, of Brazil. In the co-main event, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China will defend her title from Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin, 38, of Argentina.
Here is a clip from “ONE: Global Superheroes” featuring Kelly’s historical finish: