ONE Championship Global Rivals results: Team Lakay scores a clean sweep with Eustaquio, Banario, Pacio, Osenio, and Kingad wins

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Team Lakay Goes 5-0 in ONE Championship: Global Rivals


Filipino fight fans were in high spirits as Baguio-based Team Lakay, touted as the country’s most dominant MMA team, completed a successful campaign of five wins against local and international competition at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last night, April 15, for ONE Championship: Global Rivals.

Geje Eustaquio and Honorio Banario got the nod from the judges in three-round wars against Malaysian prospect Gianni Subba and fellow Filipino Vaughn Donayre, respectively; Joshua Pacio and Danny Kingad impress with referee stoppages; and April Osenio scores the lone technical submission of the evening with a deep armbar on Natalie Gonzales Hills.

Danny Kingad opened the night with with an easy ground-and-pound victory against Muhamad Haidar for his ONE Championship debut. The Lakay new breed handily picked up his Malaysian opponent for a slam, moving from the side to full mount before unleashing a barrage of strikes, prompting referee Olivier Coste to stop the bout at the 2:20 mark.

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Danny Kingad defeats Muhamad Haidar in ONE Championship Global Rivals

April Osenio took home British-Filipina Natalie Gonzales Hill’s arm in their women’s atomweight bout. Osenio caught Hills’ arm as the latter took her down; the female Lakay hang on even as the Australian-based “Kilapino” was still on her feet. The stubborn attempts at extending Natalie’s arm finally paid off as both warriors ended up on the ground in somewhat of a North-South position, with April hyper-extending her opponent’s arm and Natalie verbally submitting at 3:23 of the very first round.

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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. (more…)