A true warrior from the mountains of the Cordilleras and one of the top prospects to come out of Baguio City, Danny Kingad aims to cement his stature as one of the highly-regarded flyweights in Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) today.
The 21-year-old Igorot warrior holds an unblemished professional record of 4-0, with one knockout victory and one submission triumph.
Kingad is a tremendous striker, who also possesses solid grappling skills. In his most recent bout, he needed just one round to impressively submit Filipino flyweight contender Eugene Toquero.
Part of the talented new breed of Team Lakay fighters, Kingad will have his third assignment as a ONE Championship competitor on 21 April as he is set to take on Malaysian combatant Muhammad Aiman on the undercard of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY in Manila, Philippines.
Aiman, a former MIMMA featherweight titleholder, will drop down to ONE Championship’s 61.2-kilogram weight class to lock horns with Kingad.
Kingad might be facing a bigger opponent with a physique of a natural featherweight, but he remains unfazed as Aiman is entering the flyweight territory.
“This is a different turf for him. The pace is different in this division. He might have the advantage in height, but athletes in this division can negate that with speed and power. Those two can make it an even playing field,” he said.
Although the match will be a flyweight bout, Kingad vowed not to be complacent after witnessing Aiman’s improvement in his last two fights under the ONE Championship banner.
Since encountering a setback in his first pro bout, the 22-year-old Malaysian standout has rallied to a two-fight winning streak, defeating Hisyam Samsudin by unanimous decision in his first fight inside the ONE Championship cage while stopping Brazilian grappler Eduardo Novaes in his most recent outing.
“Every single time that Muhammad Aiman is inside the cage, he brings something new to the table. It’s a challenge that can truly benefit my growth as a competitor in this sport,” Kingad stated.
Kingad divulged that he is giving it his all in training camp as he anticipates Aiman to bring his A-game at ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY.
“Muhammad Aiman is well-versed, but so do I. He will be coming to this fight with all of his grappling and striking arsenal. I am prepared wherever the fight goes,” Kingad stressed.
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