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Danielle Kelly to fight Ayaka Miura at ONE on Prime Video 7

LockerRoom Team
22 December 2022

Danielle Kelly, a top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, will make her third visit inside the Circle and this time, she'll be up against a formidable judo expert.

The American sensation will face former MMA World Title contender Ayaka Miura in a 10-minute submission grappling match at ONE on Prime Video 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II.

On February 10, a battle of the top ground specialists will take place live on North American primetime television.

Kelly, who has won both of her ONE Championship fights, will want to win again and earn her third straight US$50,000 performance bonus.

The BJJ black belt returned to action at ONE on Prime Video 4 in November after taking part in the first women's submission grappling fight in ONE Championship history at ONE X this past March.

That evening, the 27-year-old easily dispatched Mariia Molchanova, the reigning Sambo World Champion, with a rear-naked choke finish in just under two minutes.

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Miura will try to stop Kelly's reign of domination, though.

The Japanese powerhouse has firmly established herself as one of MMA's most dangerous grapplers thanks to her world-class takedowns and crushing strength from top position.

All four of "Zombie's" victories within the Circle have involved submission, notably the Americana scarf hold known as the "Ayaka Lock."

This contest features an intriguing collision of grappling techniques.

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Kelly is a genuine submission expert who poses a threat in almost any position. She can take the back and look for chokeholds just as easily as she can assault leg locks from her renowned guard.

Miura, on the other hand, employs a strategy that is remarkably simple but brutally efficient. The 32-year-old, who is both a brilliant athlete and a skilled technician, performs at her best when she can capture the takedown, get past the guard, and smother her opponent with intense top pressure before attempting to attack with her distinctive Americana.

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