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Team Lakay’s Danny Kingad earns 6th ONE Championship win

Danny Kingad

Danny Kingad

Representing Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines, Danny “The King” Kingad, 22, has earned his sixth victory in ONE Championship. The Filipino mixed martial artist has been competing in the promotion since 2016.

On September 22, 2018, ONE Championship returned to Jakarta, Indonesia for “ONE: Conquest of Heroes,” which took place at the Jakarta Convention Center. The card featured 12 bouts, 10 of which were MMA matches and 2 were striking-only contests under ONE Super Series.

Kingad was one of the three Filipinos on the “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” card. The other two were his fellow Baguio City native and Team Lakay teammate Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, and Jomary “The Zamboanganian Fighter” Torres, 22, who is from Zamboanga del Norte.

In the ninth “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” bout, Kingad faced ONE Championship debutante Yuya  “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu, 23, of Kagoshima, Japan. They competed in an MMA match in the flyweight division.

After three five-minute rounds, the flyweight bout between Kingad and Wakamatsu was left to the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Olivier Coste raised the hand of the Team Lakay fighter as the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” improved Kingad’s professional MMA record to 9 wins and 1 loss. The only opponent he failed to defeat was former ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 29, of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil.

On the other hand, Wakamatsu’s record downgraded to 10 wins and 3 losses. The Kagoshima native was coming out of a technical knockout victory against Mamoru Yamaguchi at “Pancrase 297” on July 1, 2018.

Now, Kingad is riding a three-bout winning streak. The first five opponents he defeated in ONE Championship were Eugene Toquero, 37, of Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Muhammad “The Jungle Cat” Aiman, 23, of Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, Sotir ‘The Trouble” Kuchikov, 28, of Pomorie, Bulgaria and “The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin, 24, of Nanchang, China.

Meanwhile, here is a clip from the bout between Kingad and Matsushima:

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