Eric Kelly faces Niu Kang Kang at ONE: ‘Legendary Quest’
An up and coming Chinese featherweight will take on a Filipino fighter desperate to recapture his glory days at ONE: ‘Legendary Quest’. Niu Kang Kang will be looking to secure a fourth straight win at the expense of former title challenger Eric Kelly.
Kang (5-1) burst onto the scene by knocking out Sunoto at ONE: ‘Eternal Glory’ in January. The Chinese fighter is a Rebel FC veteran who has only tasted defeat once in his career and is 14 years younger than his opponent.
Kelly (12-7) has lost his last six fights. It is nearly six years since he last won and the days when he was beating opponents like Bae Yong Kwon, Jens Pulver, Robert Lisita and Hiroshige Tanaka to establish himself as the number one contender in the division seem a long time ago.
As previously announced the event will be headlined by an atomweight Muay Thai title fight between Stamp Fairtex and Alma Juniku. Meanwhile Yoshihiro Akiyama faces Agilan Thani in a welterweight fight.