Eric Kelly vs. Honorio Banario title fight slated for ONE FC: Return of Warriors

one fc rise of warriorsEric “The Natural” Kelly and Honorio “The Rock” Banario will collide for the ONE FC featherweight championship on February 2nd. ONE FC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.

ONE FC: Return of Warriors will take place from the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ONE FC CEO Victor Cui stated on the official release, “I’m beyond excited to kick off a packed out schedule of events in 2013 at the state-of-the-art Stadium Putra in Malaysia! Eric Kelly vs Honorio Banario for the ONE FC Featherweight World Championship Title could possibly be the most demanded fight in Asian MMA history and I know the fans cannot wait to watch these two champions clash in the ONE FC cage.”

The undefeated Kelly (9-0) has finished eight of his opponents with seven wins coming by submission. He holds a second round technical knockout of former UFC champion Jens Pulver at ONCE FC 5 in August. Banario (7-1) also finishes fights as he has yet to go the distance. He last competed at ONE FC 5 where he scored a third round technical knockout of Andrew Benibe.

ONE FC: Return of Warriors – Fight Card

Eric Kelly vs. Honorio Banario
AJ Lias Mansor vs. Jian Kai Chee
Melvin Yeoh vs. Raymond Tiew
Peter Davis vs. Leo Krishna
Gianni Subba vs. Saiful Merican