Brothers Eric, Edward Kelly spice up ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila | Inquirer Sports

Brothers Eric, Edward Kelly spice up ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 06:48 PM March 19, 2019

Edward Kelly One Championship

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MANILA, Philippines–Three more Filipino fighters have been added to ONE: Roots of Honor fight card on April 12 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila.

Joining former ONE world champion Joshua Pacio in the event are brothers Edward and Eric Kelly and strawweight Ramon Gonzales.


READ: Joshua Pacio banking on hometown support in latest ONE title bid


Edward Kelly is set to face Sung Jong Lee of South Korea in a featherweight encounter while his older brother Eric will be taking on Tang Kai of China also in the featherweight division.


Ramon Gonzales, meanwhile, clashes with Akihiro Fujisawa of Japan.

Pacio aims to regain the strawweight strap in a title rematch with Japanese champion Yosuke Saruta.

Saruta beat Pacio by split decision two months ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.

READ: Joshua Pacio to defend ONE strawweight belt in rematch vs Suzuki

Former two-division world champion Martin Nguyen will defend his featherweight world title against Narantungalag Jadambaa in the main event.

The Kelly brothers hope to go on some sort of a resurgence with Edward losing two of his last three fights and Eric dropping his previous five.

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