Three Pinoys make weight for ONE FC card in Singapore
MANILA, Philippines - Three Filipino fighters will don the Philippine colors on the undercard of ONE Championship's fight card in Singapore on Friday, November 13.
All three mixed martial arts (MMA) bets were given the green light to compete at the event dubbed "Pride of Lions" as they met the contracted weight limits.
Edward Kelly, the younger brother of renowned Philippine MMA product Eric Kelly, easily tipped the scales at 144.3 pounds for his three-round featherweight bout against Martin Nguyen of Australia.
Meanwhile, Nguyen came in at 143.7 pounds to receive the clearance to face the 31-year-old native of Baguio City, Benguet.
Aside from Kelly, URCC Cebu alumnus Jimmy Yabo and Filipino-Australian stalwart Natalie Gonzales Hills also made weight for their respective matches against foreign oppositions.
Yabo (144.5 lbs) squares off with Singaporean featherweight Amir Khan (144.5 lbs), while Hills (114 lbs) takes on highly-touted prospect Angela Lee (113.5 lbs) in a strawweight contest.
ONE: Pride of Lions, which takes place at the 12,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium, is headlined by a welterweight championship clash as current titleholder Ben Askren locks horns with Luis Santos in a rematch.
Askren weighed 169.6 pounds, but Santos went over the welterweight limit of 170 pounds and was given two hours to cut the excess. – Rappler.com