Eric Kelly out of Reign Of Champions

Eric Kelly has been forced out of his title match against reigning featherweight champion, Koji Oishi. The 11-1 featherweight powerhouse from the Philippines has not fully recovered from the broken nose he suffered at the hands of “Ruthless” Rob Lisita during last month’s WAR OF DRAGONS’ main event.

Replacing Kelly will be Mongolia’s, Narantungalag Jadambaa. Jadambaa (9-3-0) made his ONE FC debut last May at HONOR AND GLORY where he defeated former featherweight champion, Honorio Bonario – the very man Koji defeated to win his title.

ONE FC’s REIGN OF CHAMPIONS is set to go down this month, August 29, at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE. Much like last month’s WAR OF DRAGONS, REIGN OF CHAMPIONS will be held in a country ONE FC has never been before.

Though the event will only feature nine fights (as opposed to ONE’s usual ten-fight card), one-third of those fights will be title fights. They will also feature some of the most famous names in MMA, such as Shinya Aoki and Ben Askren.

The entire fight card is listed below:

Chris Zahar is an American-born journalist. He has been covering Asian MMA since 2013, and his work has been featured in both Fight of the Night and Yahoo Sports. He has also interviewed such top Asian, ONE FC stars as Rob Lisita, Paul Cheng, and Sam "Sung Ming Yen." Chris also has the honor of training at TOUGH MMA, the only Taiwanese fight team to have exclusive partnership with ONE Fighting Championship. In his spare time, Chris not only enjoys mixed martial arts, but studies politics, philosophy, and Chinese. He is also happily married and a proud father to his son. Chris resides in Taiwan.