ONE Fighting Championship CEO Victor Cui confirmed with MMAjunkie.com recently that the first featherweight champion will be crowned at ONE FC 7: Return of Warriors on February 2.
Eric Kelly (9-0) and Honorio Banario (7-1) will meet for the ONE FC featherweight title. The bout will serve as the main event from the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“They’re really the top-two contenders right now,” Cui said. “The fans out here in Asia have been asking for that fight for a long time and I think they both deserve a title shot.”
The two were originally scheduled to meet this past October, but the bout was called off. No reason was ever given.