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Danielle Kelly has firmly established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Her recent victory over world champion Jessa Khan at ONE Fight Night 14 is not just a win but a definitive statement that she can "hang with the best." This encounter wasn’t just another bout—it was a triumphant moment for Kelly, who avenged a previous decision loss to Khan and seized the prestigious title of the first-ever ONE atomweight submission grappling world champion.
Brushing aside the pre-match predictions that leaned in favor of Khan, thanks to her International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) world champion title, Danielle Kelly showcased her unparalleled confidence and skill. In her conversation on the Chewjitsu Podcast, Kelly recounted her mindset going into the match, emphasizing that her rigorous training prepared her well and that the accolades of her opponent did nothing to intimidate her.
"Danielle Kelly’s victory at ONE Championship is a testament to her skills and determination," remarked the Silver Fox BJJ athlete, who now looks forward to defending her title against future challengers. While Khan’s next steps are uncertain, she may have her sights set on a trilogy bout, providing her the chance for redemption and another shot at glory.
For fans eager to connect with Kelly, she's not just an icon in the circle but also accessible off the mat. You can find her on MILLIONS.co, where she's available for bookings, ranging from virtual meet-and-greets to in-person appearances, and explore brand partnership opportunities.
Relive the gripping battle between Kelly and Khan by catching the replay of ONE Fight Night 14 on Amazon Prime Video, available on demand for North American audiences. Witness the skill and poise that crowned Kelly as a ONE Championship world champion and be sure to follow her journey, as this BJJ sensation continues to rise.