Training out of Fight Corps MMA in Baguio City, Philippines, Dave “Kintas” Bangguigui, 23, was one of the winners at “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warriors Series” Season 7. The Filipino mixed martial artist defeated his Brazilian opponent, who is training out of Impakt MMA in Hong Kong.
Featuring one Muay Thai contest and 14 professional MMA matches, “ONE Warrior Series 7” took place in Singapore on August 6, 2019. In the seventh bout of the evening, Bangguigui faced Alber “Magayver” Correia da Silva, 22, of Brazil in an MMA match in the strawweight division against.
Olivier Coste served as the referee. He put a stop to the strawweight contest after 4 minutes and 43 seconds in the second round when Bangguigui submitted da Silva via rear-naked choke.
Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 7” improved the professional MMA record of Bangguigui to 8 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, da Silva now has 3 wins and 3 losses.
“ONE Warrior Series 7” marked Bangguigui’s second consecutive ONE Warrior Series win. On June 20, 2019, the Fight Corps MMA product made his debut at “ONE Warrior Series 6” in Singapore and knocked out Susovan “Lil Tiger” Ghosh, 36, of India via punch in the second round.
Including Brazil and the Philippines, 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” The others were Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.
While Da Silva solely represented Brazil, the Philippines had five representatives namely Bangguigui, Allan Albindo, 22, Ismael Bandiwan, 23, Lito Adiwang, 26, and Jenelyn Olsim, 22. All of the Filipino fighters on the card won except the only female fighter among the group.
Bangguigui and Adiwang were among the five fighters on the “ONE Warrior Series 7” card who each received a Warrior Bonus for their extraordinary performances. It was the latter who won a six-figure contract from ONE Championship.
Born on October 28, 1996 in Bauko, Mountain Province, Philippines, Bangguigui studied at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City. He made his professional MMA debut in 2015.
Watch all the “ONE Warrior Series 7” bouts here: