Pinoy wins in One FC-A A +A
Sunday, June 24, 2012
FILIPINO prospect Eric Kelly continues to prove that he is one of the best featherweights in Asia with his second straight victory in the biggest stage of Asian MMA – the One FC.
Following a stunning submission win over famous Singapore-based American Mitch Chilson last September, Kelly, a disciple of the Filipino martial art discipline Yaw-Yan, posted a hard-earned unanimous decision win over South Korean featherweight Bae Young Kwon last Saturday night in One FC 4 – Destiny of Warriors at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Kelly improved his record to 7-0, while Kwon fell to 7-3.
In the main event, former Strikeforce champion and UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral (37-9) showed his long layoff didn’t bother him as he quickly beat Dream Grand Prix finalist Tatsuya Mizuno (11-8) with an armbar in just 31 seconds.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 25, 2012.