Team Lakay's Danny Kingad gets ONE world title shot in Manila
Santino Honasan on Oct 17, 2017 05:37 PM
Danny Kingad gets a world title shot against reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes at ONE Championship: Legends of the World in Manila (FILE PHOTO)
After having back-to-back fight cancellations, up-and-coming Team Lakay flyweight Danny "The King" Kingad gets a shot of a lifetime.
Serving as the co-main event in ONE Championship's return to Manila this November will be the unbeaten Kingad challenging for the ONE flyweight world championship against newly-crowned undisputed titleholder Adriano 'Mikinho' Moraes of Brazil.
The 21-year old Kingad (6-0-0) was originally set to take on China's Hexigetu back in July 29th in Surabaya, Indonesia, but the event was ultimately scrapped, and their bout was rescheduled to August 18th.
Less than ten days before the fight, it was revealed that Hexigetu's camp had pulled out of the fight, leaving Kingad ready to go but not getting to fight on back-to-back occasions.
Considered as one of the most promising young fighter on the ONE Championship roster today, Kingad is 3-0 under the Singapore-based promotion, with two of those wins coming via first round stoppage.
On November 10th, Kingad steps up to the biggest challenge of his life when he meets flyweight king Moraes.
The Brazilian is riding high with a three-fight winning streak, capped off by a decision win over former champion Kairat Akhmetov in Macau last August to become ONE Championship's undisputed flyweight king.
Moraes (16-2) has been a fixture with ONE Championship since 2013, compiling a 7-2 record with two runs as the flyweight champion.
His first defense comes against a talented young Pinoy in Kingad.
Main eventing ONE Championship's Manila card will be a world lightweight championship superfight between reigning titleholder Eduard 'The Landslide' Folayang and current ONE featherweight champion Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen.
ONE Championship: Legends of the World happens on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines.
Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23!