Danielle Kelly Doesn’t Rule out an MMA Transition, ‘There's Definitely That Thought’
- Posted by renan on Sep 12, 2023
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Danielle Kelly is only a few days away from making history and becoming the first One Championship women's atomweight grappling titleholder, which might eventually lead to her mixed martial arts debut.
In her upcoming assignment, Kelly (2-0-1 ONE) will take on longtime rival Jessa Khan in an anticipated rematch at ONE on Prime Video 14 on Sept. 29. While she expects Khan to be aggressive and attempt to use the cage to her advantage, Kelly has been preparing for this contest since her last one, a unanimous decision over Ayaka Miura at ONE Fight Night 7, and had studied Khan's previous matches extensively. When asked about her preference between gi and no-gi grappling, Kelly expressed her focus on no-gi and the challenges and excitement it offers. Still, she also mentioned she would like to compete in gi tournaments to broaden her competition experience. That's why she didn’t close the door to a possible mixed martial arts transition in the future, although her current focus is on her