Team Lakay's Danny Kingad falls short in world championship bid

Team Lakay's Danny Kingad falls short in world title bid
Team Lakay young star Danny Kingad fell short in his first crack at a ONE world championship. (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)

Team Lakay up-and-comer Danny Kingad fell short in his ONE world title bid, tapping out to reigning flyweight king Adriano Moraes at ONE: Legends of the World, Friday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. 

Kingad kept the fight standing as long as he could, but Moraes, a decorated grappler, eventually got the Pinoy down and it was all downhill from there. 

Moraes transitioned into side-mount and eventually took control of Kingad's back with less than a minute left in the bout. 

Moments later, Moraes locked in a deep rear naked choke, forcing the 21-year old Baguio native to submit. 

The stoppage came at the 4:45 mark of the first round. 

Kingad suffers his first loss in eight matches, while Moraes improves to 17-2 in his first successful title defense. 

 

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