Grappling sensation Danielle Kelly is set to make her ONE Championship debut after signing with Singapore based promotion in February.
Today Kelly took to Instagram to announce that her introduction to organization will be in a grappling match against a seasoned veteran of the sport and promotion, in Mei Yamaguchi at ONE X on March 26.
“See you soon Singapore 🇸🇬 so excited to be on this card @onechampionship @onechampjp” Kelly wrote.
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The 39-year-old Yamaguchi challenged for the ONE Championship atomweight title on two separate occasions, coming up short on both opportunities. She is currently riding a three-fight losing streak, all by way of unanimous decision.
Kelly just recently competed in a grappling match against former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza. The two headlined the Fury Pro Grappling 3 show and it ended with Kelly earning a win by doctor stoppage as Esparza ended with up a nasty cut over her eye when she slammed Kelly to the canvas and the two clashed heads.
Kelly recently spoke with MyMMANews reporter John Eric Poli about signing with ONE Championship, telling him that she is no rush to jump into MMA competition although she is expected to have at least one fight with ONE.