Pinoy MMA fighter knocks out Cambodian opponent in 21 seconds; sets ONE Championship record

Image by ONE Championship, Edward Kelly's Facebook post
  • Filipino featherweight Edward Kelly knocked out his Cambodian opponent Meas Meul on Friday
  • It only took Kelly 21 seconds to make Meul unconscious and “hit the canvass”
  • His victory becomes the fastest knockout victory in ONE Championship’s stacked featherweight division

Baguio City’s Team Lakay featherweight Edward Kelly‘s name has echoed across the internet and the world after his performance on Friday in the preliminary of ‘ONE: Global Superheroes’ held at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Kelly got rid of Meas Meul of Cambodia in just 21 seconds to set the record for the fastest knockout victory in ONE Championship’s stacked featherweight division.

“I felt emotional because I know that Cambodians are like Filipinos, they’re used to hard work. When he fell and I saw his back, I thought he was going to roll and I would need to catch him on the ground with punches,” said Kelly.

He added that he felt guilty when he realized his opponent was unconscious; adding he wanted to say sorry but officials rushed in so he just went to the Cambodian’s corner and said sorry.

“I just told him what happened is part of being a fighter,” Kelly said.

The knockout video shared on Facebook by ONE Championship is watched over a million times as of posting and if you’re wondering why, you better see for yourself: