Saturday, March 19, 2016

Edward Kelly Of Team Lakay Submits Australian Foe In ONE Championship: Union Of Warriors

Edward Kelly is back in the winning column. After getting stopped in November last year by Martin Nguyen, Kelly bounced back with an impressive victory on Friday night against his Aussie foe Jordan Lucas. The two fought in the undercard of ONE Championship: Union of Warriors, an event held at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

Before submitting Lucas with a rear-naked choke in the very first round, Kelly had to survive the aggressive onslaught of the young Aussie fighter. Lucas took down Kelly in the first few seconds of the fight, mounted him, and rained down punches and elbows. Kelly was able to make his way back up only to be taken down again to the mat. Kelly managed to reverse the position but wasn't able to do much damage.

Back on their feet again, Lucas attempted another takedown. Right there, Kelly saw his chance and immediately wrapped his arms around the Aussie's neck. Lucas had no choice but to tap out. With the victory, Kelly improves his record to seven wins and three losses. The loss is Lucas's first in nine professional fights.

Edward Kelly is the younger brother of Eric Kelly, also a mixed martial artist fighting under ONE Championship. Eric is scheduled to lock horns with Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia in ONE Championship: Global Rivals this coming April 15th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Also fighting in the Global Rivals card are Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, April Osenio, and Danny Kingad. All four fighters hail from the Team Lakay gym.
Edward Kelly tightening his grip on Jordan Lucas enroute to his rear-naked submission victory. ONE Championship