Who won Faress vs Kelly?
Edward Kelly beat Ahmed Faress by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of ONE Championship – Full Blast, on Friday 28th May 2021 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Edward Kelly.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Faress vs Kelly stats
Ahmed Faress stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Edward Kelly made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Kelly had a massive power advantage over Faress, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Faress' 19%.
Ahmed Faress was the younger man by 8 years, at 29 years old.
Faress was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 year and 10 months later than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 20 to Kelly's 33.
Kelly's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.