MMA: Kingad returns at ONE Fight Night 15 against ‘Wolf Warrior’

Danny “The King” Kingad looks to continue his winning ways as he returns to the Circle at ONE Fight Night 15: Tawanchai vs. Superbon on October 7 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

The no. 3-ranked flyweight contender will be taking on the dangerous “Wolf Warrior” Hu Yong as he looks to inch closer at another shot at the gold.

“I’m excited. I know Hu Yong is a very skilled and dangerous fighter, so I’m doing everything to prepare for him and what he plans to do,” he said.

Danny Kingad returns to ONE Championship action in October. [ONE Championship photo]
Danny Kingad returns to ONE Championship action in October. [ONE Championship photo]

Kingad is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win against Eko Roni Saputra at ONE Fight Night 7: Lineker vs. Andrade II last February, and he knows that a win could certainly put him in the conversation once again challenging for the ONE Flyweight World Championship currently held by Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

“The goal is to get back into World Title contention, and I know that another win here would put me in a good position to chase for the belt,” he said.

But that doesn’t mean that the Team Lakay bet is discounting his Chinese opponent.

He has every reason to be wary, with “Wolf Warrior” on a two-fight win streak including a knockout win against Team Lakay veteran and former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio at ONE 164: Pacio vs. Brooks in December last year.

Still, “The King” has his full belief on what he can do and said, “I’m confident in my skills, and I’d love to test myself against him.”

This flyweight showdown will be just one of the few matches to watch out for in this loaded card headlined by two of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world.

In the main event, ONE Muay Thai Featherweight World Champion Tawanchai PK Saenchai defends his strap against former kickboxing king Superbon Singha Mawynn in one of the most anticipated fights in all of combat sports this year.

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