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Edward Kelly-Xie Bin battle added to One: Dawn of Heroes

Fresh from a home win last April, Edward Kelly looks to stretch his run against Xie Bin. One Championship (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--A Filipino will take part in one of the additional battles at One: Dawn of Heroes on Aug. 2.

As formally announced on Thursday, Edward Kelly will join his Team Lakay allies Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, and Danny Kingad in the said fight card at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

Kelly will face China's Xie Bin, who is riding on a six-fight winning streak.

But Kelly is fresh from a win also at the MOA Arena against South Korean Lee Sung-Jong on April 12.

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Four more matches were actually announced to be additions in the event that is stacked with high-quality battles.

Yushin Okami will face James Nakashima, Pongsiri Mitsatit will clash with Miao Li Tao, and Sunoto will take on Muhammad Aiman in the other bouts added to the said event.

As announced earlier this month, Jonathan Haggerty defends his One Muay Thai flyweight title against Rodtang Jitmuangnon in the main event, Folayang takes on Eddie Alvarez in the co-main event, Banario and Kingad battle different foes in the semifinals of their respective grand prix, and Demetrious Johnson and Tatsumitsu Wada collide in another grand prix semifinal.

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