Talented American grappler Danielle Kelly has received two performance bonuses for her two matches in ONE Championship. She's admitted that each time she was awarded the $50,000 extra, she was immensely surprised.
First, the grappling ace grappled to a draw against MMA veteran Mei Yamaguchi. This was followed by her submitting sambo world champion Mariia Molchanova.
For each of her submission grappling matches, Kelly was awarded a sizable performance bonus, which surprised her. In an interview with ONE Championship, she said:
"Because my first one was I guess I got a draw, I don’t know if they took that now as a win because they changed the rules. But yeah, I wasn’t expecting either of them."
Kelly will next be back in the ONE circle against MMA fighter 'Zombie' Ayaka Miura at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video. Ahead of this matchup, she admitted that receiving a performance is only going to get more challenging.
In an interview with ONE, Daniell Kelly explained:
"Yes and it’s gonna get harder as time goes by. Like, the whole bonuses, I don’t always expect it, I wasn’t expecting it the first time. I definitely wasn’t expecting it the second time. I feel like I should’ve cried more the second time because I wasn’t expecting it."
Danielle Kelly is back in the ONE circle at ONE Fight Night 7
At ONE Fight Night 7, American Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Danielle Kelly will have another challenging test in her career. She is booked to meet Japan's Ayaka Miura, a judo black belt who is a dangerous submission specialist.
Miura is a talented MMA fighter with highly proven skills on the ground. All of the judoka's wins in ONE Championship have come by way of submission.
It will be a battle between Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo when Danielle Kelly and Ayaka Miura collide, and Kelly is excited to show off her skills in the submission grappling match. The American athlete wrote on Instagram:
"Starting 2023 right 💪🏼 [ONE Championship] prime video 7, don’t miss this as I’m coming for another submission against a high level mma fighter and judo black belt."