ONE: Danny Kingad barges into Flyweight Grand prix after overcoming Japanese foe
MANILA, Philippines—Danny Kingad upped his winning streak to four matches after taking a unanimous decision win over Tatsumitsu Wada in their flyweight division contest in ONE: Hero’s Ascent Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The win, the first for the Filipinos tonight, propels the Team Lakay bet into the Flyweight Grand Prix where the best in the division will fight their way to the top.
It was a tightly-contested match with both fighters both getting his respective moments throughout the bout.
Kingad (9-1) had the early control from the ground and nearly completed a rear-naked choke but Wada (20-10) had his left hand in the way preventing the Filipino from locking in the hold.
Wada was then called with a warning in the second round for repeated shots to the back of Kingad’s head in the second round.
Both fighters opted to go to the ground for most of the action in the third round. Wada had the better position in the final minute of the fight before Kingad reversed it in the final 10 seconds.