One FC: Kelly battles Banario


02:16 AM December 14th, 2012

December 14th, 2012 02:16 AM

SINGAPORE—One Fighting Championship (One FC) has announced its return to Malaysia on Feb. 2 next year with a featherweight world championship title fight between Eric “The Natural” Kelly and Honorio “The Rock” Banario at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur.

Also, the first two bouts of the inaugural four-man Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament will take place as national silat champion AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor squares off against muay thai champion Jian Kai Chee while the slugger from Johor, Melvin Yeoh, will look to score an impressive win in his One FC debut against Raymond Tiew.

In addition, the top MMA prospects in Malaysia prepare for a battle of supremacy as UK CFC Champion Peter Davis takes on Indonesia’s Leo Krishna and the up-and-coming Gianni Subba battles highly experienced muay thai fighter Saiful Merican.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at

“I’m beyond excited to kick off a packed schedule of events in 2013 at the state-of-the-art Stadium Putra in Malaysia,” said Victor Cui, CEO of One Fighting Championship. “Eric Kelly vs Honorio Banario for the One FC Featherweight World Championship Title could possibly be the most demanded fight in Asian MMA history.” Salven Lagumbay, Contributor

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