Final trip the 27-year-old seemed sensational in taking aside Sambo World Champion Mariia Molchanova, and now faces a unique problem within the type of Japanese judoka Ayaka Miura. Identified for her takedowns and devastating prime recreation, Miura will pose some very completely different inquiries to Molchanova – however Kelly is assured the solutions would be the identical.
“I’ll be submitting her,” she mentioned. “I want to get a choke. I believe leglocks are beginning to be overrated, however I imply, if I get a leg lock then I’ll simply go for it, however I don’t need to simply have tunnel imaginative and prescient on it.”
One of the thrilling fighters in the entire of feminine grappling, Kelly remains to be enhancing her arsenal and sees this weekend as one other probability to tackle an opponent who will check her ever-improving skillset.
“I’ve been engaged on my wrestling,” she mentioned. “I’m making an attempt to get again to that as a result of I used to wrestle loads. I don’t need to be only a guard puller. So if I am going in opposition to her, I believe it’d be a enjoyable match. As a result of I do know she’s a judo black belt. I believe she does numerous takedowns for MMA fights. So yeah, we’re determining her recreation.”
A second successive spectacular win can be large for Kelly, and provides her the ammunition she wants to begin dictating her personal profession path – in addition to the fights she desires to place her on that highway to gold. A grappler by coronary heart, she says she has no want to make the change to MMA – and as a substitute desires to make her mark on the strawweights round her.
“I need to win that girls’s title for 115, for positive,” she added.
With a shocking takedown recreation, a capability to assault from all angles, and a fuel tank for days, few would query her potential to achieve that purpose.
This weekend is the following step on the highway to glory.
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