Eric Kelly, Honorio Banario Cleared for Featherweight Title Headliner at One FC 7


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit
Eric Kelly and Honorio Banario will square off for the One Fighting Championship featherweight title on Saturday at Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as both men hit their marks at Friday’s pre-fight weigh-ins.

Kelly tipped the scales at 144.5 pounds, while Banario came in slightly heavier at 144.8. All fighters, save for one, made their contracted weights on Friday. Undercard competitor Saiful Merican stepped on the scale at 129.8 pounds and could not make the flyweight limit for his bout against Gianni Subba (123.6), which will now be contested at a catch-weight. The evening’s eight-fight main draw streams live on pay-per-view at www.onefc.livesport.tv for a charge of $9.99. Immediately prior, the free, two-bout preliminary card streams on Sherdog.com at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT.

Subtitled ”Return of Warriors,” the event will also see unbeaten Filipino talent Rey Docyogen (124.3) lock horns with former Shooto 123-pound champion Shinichi “BJ” Kojima (124.5) in a flyweight co-headliner. Additionally, the main draw will feature a pair of lightweight contests pitting Vuyisile Colossa (153.1) against Lowen Tynanes (153.3) and Leo Krishna (154.2) against Peter Davis (154.7), as well as a welterweight showdown featuring Zuli Silawanto (169.6) and Adam Shahir Kayoom (168.5).

In addition to Subba’s catchweight bout with Merican, Sherdog.com’s live undercard stream will also showcase a light heavyweight pairing between former Princeton University wrestler and MMA debutant Jake Butler (204.1) and one-fight pro Antoni Romulo (204).

One FC 7 Weigh-In Results

Eric Kelly (144.5) vs. Honorio Banario (144.8)
Rey Docyogen (124.3) vs. Shinichi Kojima (124.5)
Vuyisile Colossa (153.1) vs. Lowen Tynanes (153.3)
Leo Krishna (154.2) vs. Peter Davis (154.7)
Zuli Silawanto (169.6) vs. Adam Shahir Kayoom (168.5)
Thanh Vu (133.8) vs. Mohamed Fouzi (134.6)
Raymond Tiew (144.8) vs. Melvin Yeoh (143.4)
A.J. Lias Mansor (143.2) vs. Jian Kai Chee (143.7)
Gianni Subba (123.6) vs. Saiful Merican (129.8)
Jake Butler (204.1) vs. Antoni Romulo (204)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 18 days ago
  • 39 views

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A shot at reigning One Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Koji Oishi will be on the line when Eric Kelly and Rob Lisita meet in the main event of One FC 18 “War of Dragons.” more

  • 18 days ago
  • 138 views

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) announced Thursday that all but one mixed martial artist competing on Friday made weight and are ready for ONE FC: WAR OF DRAGONS. more

  • 18 days ago
  • 28 views

The weigh-ins for Friday’s ONE FC 18 are in the books, and the 10-fight card is official in Taiwan.Filed under: News more

  • 26 days ago
  • 40 views

Dana White cleared up the UFC featherweight "title shot" picture, pretty much saying Cub Swanson is going to get it after defeating Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 44. Don't ask, and you shall receive. After he defeated Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 last weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) in San Antonio, Texas via unanimous decision (highlights), Cub Swanson declared he wouldn't go begging for a title shot during the post-fight press conference. Luckily for him, he won't more

  • 17 days ago
  • 37 views

Things didn’t look good for Eric Kelly (11-1) in his bout with Rob Lisita (14-6), but a refusal to relent eventually earned “The Natural” a chance to score a surprising victory.Filed under: News more

  • 17 days ago
  • 28 views

Despite being bathed in his own blood, Filipino featherweight contender Eric Kelly summoned the strength to overcome a badly broken nose and storm back to finish Rob Lisita via second-round rear-naked choke, capping off a gritty showing of heart in ONE FC 18's frenzied main event on Friday night in Taipei, Taiwan. Kelly (11-1) did his best to keep pace with the Australian's high-pressure style throughout the opening five minutes, but things took a turn for the worse early in the second frame, as more

  • 16 days ago
  • 58 views

Eric Kelly had a successful return, with a very entertaining scrap against Rob Lisita that netted him a $50,000 bonus. Eric Kelly returned to headline ONE FC 18 after an 18-month layoff due to contractual issues. The Filipino made the most out of his opportunity as he submitted Rob Lisita after a grueling back and forth affair that saw a bloodied Kelly display massive heart. Both men pushed the pace and traded shots often and early, with Kelly suffering what seems to be a broken nose that made t more

  • 16 days ago
  • 17 views

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Eric Kelly and Rob Lisita went head-to-head the One Fighting Championship 18 “War of Dragons” main event, as they engaged in a battle that left both fighters soaked in blood by the time the Filipino finished it with a second-round rear-naked choke on Friday at the NTU Arena. more

  • 16 days ago
  • 45 views

ONE FC: War of Dragons was the promotion’s first step onto Chinese soil and it concluded with an epic main event which ended with Eric Kelly submitting Rob Lisita. more