Edward 'The Ferocious' Kelly lives up to nickname with devastating KO

Kevin Iole
Combat columnist

There have been many great knockouts in the history of mixed martial arts, and it’s often a matter of personal preference as to which one was the best.

We now have another contender to add to that list of jaw-dropping KOs. Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly caught Meas Meu with a knee to the face in their featherweight bout in Manila on Friday on a ONE Championship card and finished the fight dramatically.

Meu face-planted and was out instantly. The time of the knockout was 21 seconds into the first round.

If this doesn’t win the 2018 Knockout of the Year, it means that someone else is going to get finished very violently at some point during the year.

Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly (top) knocked out Meas Meu Friday in Manila with a flying knee in their featherweight bout on a ONE Championship card. (Courtesy ONE Championship)