ONE FC 18 Weigh-in Results: Rob Lisita vs. Eric Kelly Headliner Set, but One Fighter Misses Weight

July 10, 2014
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Rob Lisita vs Eric Kelly ONE FC 18ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) announced Thursday that all but one mixed martial artist competing on Friday made weight and are ready for ONE FC: WAR OF DRAGONS, which takes place at the iconic National Taiwan University Sports Centre. The card will be headlined by a featherweight main event featuring top contenders Rob Lisita and Eric Kelly.

Zhang Zheng Jie failed his pre-fight medical and is unable to compete. He will be replaced by his teammate Eliot Corley, who will now meet Malaysia’s Rayner Kinsiong. Kinsiong failed to make the 70.3kg ONE FC lightweight limit and the bout will now proceed at a catchweight of 71.1kg.

Tickets for ONE FC: WAR OF DRAGONS are on sale now at www.ibon.com.tw.  Ticket categories begin with the full red carpet and cage side experience for NT7,200. Tickets priced at NT3,600 and NT1,200 are also available. All applicable service charges apply.

MAIN EVENT

Featherweight bout:
Eric Kelly (65.7 kg/145 lbs) vs. Rob Lisita (65.8 kg/145 lbs)

CO-MAIN EVENT

Lightweight bout:
Rafael Nunes (70.0 kg/154 lbs) vs. Koji Ando (70.1 kg/155 lbs)

MAIN CARD

Bantamweight bout:
Yusup Saadulaev (61.1 kg/135 lbs) vs. Koetsu Okazaki (61.2 kg/135 lbs)

Light Heavyweight bout:
Mohamed Ali (92.7 kg/204 lbs) vs. Jake Butler (92.9 kg/205 lbs)

Heavyweight bout:
Mahmoud Hassan (102 kg/225 lbs) vs. Paul Cheng (115 kg/254 lbs)

Heavyweight bout:
Chi Lewis Parry (110 kg/243 lbs) vs. Alain Ngalani (105 kg/231 lbs)

Bantamweight bout:
Nicholas Lee (61.2 kg/134 lbs) vs. Sung Ming Yen (60.0 kg/132 lbs)

UNDERCARD

Welterweight bout:
Bala Shetty (76.6 kg/169 lbs) vs. Jeff Huang (75.8 kg/167 lbs)

Catchweight bout:
Rayner Kinsiong (71.1 kg/157 lbs) vs. Eliot Corley (70.0 kg/ 154 lbs)

Featherweight bout:
Nathan Ng (65.8 kg/154 lbs) vs. Florian Garel (65.7 kg/145 lbs)

Rob Lisita vs. Eric Kelly Preview Video:

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  • onepunch

    For those who want to watch. The prelim starts at 6.30pm and main card at 7.30pm local time Taipei. Check the time difference where ever you are. The detail to watch is on the official website and there is an online ppv where you can download the app to watch it on your tv, provided your tv has internet access. I’m glad mmaweekly now post the weight-in results. What they have not done yet is the fights preview, fortunately I can fill in that gap. Below are my fights pick:

    Main event – Rob vs Kelly has fireworks ready to explode at any time from the moment the bell goes off. This fight will he a slugfeast. You’d better not blink, otherwise you’ll miss a TKO or KO. I don’t think it will go to a decision. Both a traditionally a stand-up, both has an improved ground game, although Rob is more well versed in that department. As this is the contender match to face Koji for the featherweight title, both would aim to win. I give an edge to Rob because he pushes the pace and looks to finish the fight given the opportunity.

    Co-main – Rafael vs Koji. As both was previous champion in their previous org, they’re gamer. I see this fight back and forth, from stand-up to ground and vice versa. Either one can win and perhaps even go to a decision. It’s a champion vs champion, so you’d expect both to know the fight game and bring it on come fight time. A win for either one is my prediction, although I give a slight edge to Rafael winning via submission.

    Yusup vs Koetsu – Yusup is one of those fighters who actually come to fight. He pleases you to the eyes and wonderful person to watch; simply put, he’s an entertaining fighter. Koetsu has much to prove and tends to fall short against high caliber opponent. I see a win to Yusup.

    Chi vs Alain – This match could be billed as David vs Goliath, Chi being Goliath at 6″9, you can’t miss seeing him even if you try. Although this is essentially a rematch, since the first one ended a no contest to groin. Although it was brief, it is clear this fight will be predominantly a stand-up war with both fighters having knock-out power in their hands, Alain has knock out in his legs too. He already proved that in his first fight for One FC, knocking out Mahmoud. This fight won’t go the distance, i predict a TKO or KO for eithet one. I favor Chi to win, simply he’s unreachable.

    Enjoy all mma fans. You will see that most One FC fights don’t go the distance, but when they do, they are usually the exciting one. It’s because of the ruleset.