Representing Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, 34, has earned his sixth victory in ONE Championship. On September 8, 2018, he defeated his Singaporean opponent at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.
Kelly competed in the featherweight division at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon.” In the seventh bout of the evening, he faced Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 20, of Singapore.
Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the featherweight bout between Kelly and Lee at 2:21 of Round 1. Representing EVOLVE MMA of Singapore, the Singaporean contender was originally considered the winner via technical knockout.
But seconds before Lee was declared the winner, Coste issued him a red card. In the end, Kelly was declared the winner as his Singaporean opponent was disqualified due to illegal suplex.
Winning at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” improved Kelly’s professional mixed martial arts record to 11 wins and 5 losses. On the other hand, it downgraded Lee’s record to 9 wins and 3 losses.
The featherweight bout between Kelly and Lee was not the only match between Team Lakay and EVOLVE MMA at “ONE: Beyond the Horizon.” In the eighth bout of the evening, Kelly’s teammate Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 28, faced Lee’s teammate Amir Khan, 28, in the lightweight division.
The lightweight bout between Banario and Khan was the co-main event of “ONE: Beyond the Horizon.” The EVOLVE MMA fighter submitted his Team Lakay opponent via rear-naked choke in the first round.
The first five ONE Championship opponents Kelly defeated were Jimmy Yabo, Jordan Lucas, Vincent Latoel, Sunoto and Meas Meu. Get to know a little bit more about the Team Lakay fighter here: