Undefeated Danny Kingad claims eighth victory over Reymond Doliguez
Danny Kingad dominated Sarangani native Reymond “The Disaster” Doliguez in the eighth fight of the Pacific X-treme Combat Laban MMA Baguio 4 at the Baguio City Convention Center on February 27, 2016.
The twenty-year old from Baguio City was the fourth out of the five Team Lakay members to emerge victorious during the event. Kingad adds another win to his impressive fight record, moving up to 8-0, while “The Disaster”, a boxer from Submission Sport Philippines, downgrades to 1-2.
Both weighed in at 125 lbs and went toe to toe at five feet and five inches. The three judges gave all three rounds to Kingad, who successfully managed not to be pinned down continuously by locking Doliguez’ arm and driving him down to the mat.
According to Kingad, knowing Doliguez was a boxer, his gameplan was to take him down with a hard punch and keep him on the ground. Kingad expected to use his underhook but Doliguez had resilient reflex skills and evaded his punches.
Kingad added that his best skill as a fighter comes from knowing what tactic to use on his opponent. If his rival is a boxer, a takedown to the ground is the best option. If his rival tackles and uses the ground, striking is his best bet.
Nonetheless, Kingad conquers the fight with a majority decision and plans to train harder in the professional amateur level before reaching for his dream to grapple with the best fighters in the UFC.
In the main and co-main events of the evening, Jeremy Pacatiw ekes out a unanimous decision victory over Ralf Francisco, while Brent Velasco threw a MONSTER counter right to knock Rodel Orais out cold.
Check out the highlight reel knockout in slow motion below:
Kingad and other Team Lakay members will fight at the upcoming Team Lakay Championship that will be held on March 26 at La Trinidad for the Strawberry Festival 2016.