“I really had to dig through this one”

Submission grappling ace Danielle Kelly emerged triumphant in her catchweight (119 pounds) submission grappling contest against Japanese judoka Ayaka “Zombie” Miura at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video on February 24 in Bangkok. The 27-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt won by method of a hard-earned consentaneous choice, making it her 2nd straight triumph in ONE Championship. Kelly was badly evaluated by Miura in the early goings of the contest, however handled to discover methods to liberate herself from challenging circumstances and swing the tide in her favor, specifically in the end.

The contest was traditionally the very first females’s submission grappling match at the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, that made the triumph even more considerable for Kelly. Entering the match, Kelly acknowledged that her challenger’s judo background would be an aspect and ready appropriately. During pre-fight interviews, she shared: “Yeah, for sure. And from that position, she chooses a Kimura or a head and arm triangle choke. She does it quite well, and the other ladies can’t stop it. But I seem like my defense is much better, and I seem like I can rush out a great deal of things. So it’ll be fascinating, however I absolutely do not wish to remain in a position to learn.”

Kelly now sports a 2 wins and one draw record given that signing up with ONE in 2015. She is now seeking to accumulate more triumphes and intends to contend for an atomweight submission grappling world title in the really future.


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