Danny “The King” Kingad, 24, of the Philippines will be one of the hometown heroes competing at “ONE: Fire and Fury.” Training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines, the Igorot mixed martial artist will face “The Hunter” Xie Wei (谢维), 23, China.
ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Fire and Fury” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on January 31, 2020. It will be the Singapore-based martial arts organization’s second event in 2020.
At “ONE: Fire and Fury,” Kingad and Xie will compete in the flyweight division. It marks the Chinese contender’s official ONE Championship debut.
Xie has been competing professionally since 2017. From January 2019 to September 2019, he defeated four opponents in ONE Hero Series namely Zelangzhaxi (泽郎扎西) of China; Fuchong Yang (杨福冲), Deligerihu “The Little Squirrel” Liu (刘德力格日呼) and Jinbo Zou, who are all from China.
On December 4, 2019, Xie fought Rockie “Waray Warrior” Bactol, 20, of the Philippines at “ONE Warrior Series 9” in Singapore. The Chinese contender knocked out his Filipino opponent via knee and punches in the first round.
Currently, Xie holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Kingad has 13 wins and 2 losses.
The only two opponents Kingad failed to defeat were the reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, 30, of Brazil and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, 33, of the United States, who reigned as the UFC Flyweight Champion from 2012 to 2018.
Kingad has been competing professionally since 2014. From 2016 to 2019, he defeated nine opponents in ONE Championship namely “The Rising” Muhamad Haidar of Malaysia; Eugene Toquero, 37, of the Philippines; “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman, 24, of Malaysia; Sotir Kichukov, 29, of Bulgaria; “The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin, 25, of China; Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu, 2, of Japan; Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada, 31, of Japan; Senzo Ikeda, 37, of Japan and Reece “Lightning” McLaren, 28, of Australia.