AFTER vowing out to flyweight world champion Adriano Moraes last November, Danny Kingad seeks to return to his winning ways when he sees action in One Championship at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on March 9.
Kingad as set to take on Malaysia’s 25-year old flyweight talent Gianni Subba in the undercard of ONE: Visions of Victory set to ignite the Axiata Stadium with an evening of authentic martial arts action.
A member of the famed Team Lakay, Kingad is a regional wushu champion with a wushu record of 29-1 and martial artist with a professional record of 8-1.
A true warrior from the mountains of the Philippines and one of the top prospects to come out of the country, Kingad is a tremendous striker who possesses well-rounded grappling skills.
Winner of six of his last seven bouts, Subba is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 9-2 clip in his young career.
Five of his nine wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing knockout and spends time carefully honing his craft with talented teammates, including brother Keanu, at Bali MMA in Indonesia.
Although the main event is yet to be announced, ONE Championship has revealed a handful of compelling bouts featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.
In the mix is a welterweight match – up between Agilan Thani and Amitesh Chaubey.
Thani, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a 22-year-old martial artist and one of the top welterweights in ONE. Thani’s quick rise through the ranks has seen him amass a stellar 8-1 professional record, including a title shot against former welterweight world champion Ben Askren in May 2017.
Although Thani fell short of victory against the American, he gained a great amount of experience as a result and has emerged as a more seasoned combatant.
Chaubey on the other hand owns a professional record of 8-5 and is a former SFL welterweight champion known for his knockout power.
Primarily a boxing stylist who stifles opponents with his quick hands and fluid combinations, Chaubey joins a deep ONE welterweight division looking for a new champion.
Nineteen year-old Christian Lee, will face another Japanese veteran in Kazunori Yokota while former amateur standout Muhammad Aiman is set to take on Burn Soriano of Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
Added in the fight card is 18-year-old Jihin Radzuan of Johor Bahru, Malaysia facing off with Puja Tomar while Hisyam Samsudin tangles against Jerome Paye. (Roderick Osis)
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on February 12, 2018.
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