Champion of jiu-jitsu in Brazil In ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham, which will be shown on Prime Video, Danielle Kelly will compete with a significant chip on her shoulder.
After all, the sour taste of defeat that Jessa Khan left behind in her mouth is still there and active at this point.
On September 29, Kelly will have the opportunity to rectify that mistake and get even with her opponent in one of three fights for world titles that will take place inside Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Silver Fox BJJ star is looking to settle the score with her Cambodian-American opponent, but she also has her sights set on the prize, which is the first-ever atomweight submission grappling world title offered by ONE Championship.
In an interview with the Singapore-based promotion that was conducted in advance of this crucial match-up, Kelly stated that she had surprised herself this time around because to the lessons she gained from her missteps during their first encounter:
“I have the impression that I am quite familiar with her game. My defense, my attack, and our exchanges are going to be light years ahead of hers, and whatever she offers me, you know that I’m going to give her something back.”
Kelly and Khan, who are now regarded as two of the top female grapplers in the world, first competed against one another during an event called “Who’s Number One” hosted by FloGrappling in February 2021.
The duo were involved in a dramatic and crowd-pleasing action-packed battle that lasted for fifteen minutes. Kelly was able to escape getting submitted by Khan’s several efforts to put her in a deep leg hold; nonetheless, after the final bell rung, it was obvious that she was outclassed.
After more than two years have passed since that tragic incident, Kelly is determined to demonstrate her development as a contender by defeating the person who used to torture her.
The Philadelphia native, who is now 27 years old, has won all three of her bouts since joining ONE Championship. She has defeated opponents such as Mariia Molchanova and Ayaka Miura, and she dominated Mei Yamaguchi in a battle that was limited to submissions exclusively.
At the next ONE Fight Night 14, we will soon find out whether or not Danielle Kelly receives the vindication she so desperately seeks. The entirety of the event will be shown live and for free on US Primetime for any Prime Video users in North America who are currently enrolled.