Team Lakay flyweight fighter Danny Kingad is high on the skill set of top bantamweight contender Fabricio Andrade but cautioned the Brazilian on how he unleashes his arsenal, including his body knee strikes.
‘The King’ alluded to what happened in Andrade’s first showdown with John Lineker for the vacant ONE bantamweight world title last October, which ended in a no-contest.
While he was in command of the fight, ‘Wonder Boy’ wasn’t able to capture the world title after he accidentally struck Lineker in the groin with a knee in the third round. Lineker was given five minutes to recover but was eventually ruled unable to continue, putting an abrupt end to the fight.
Speaking to The MMA Superfan, Danny Kingad said Andrade should learn from what happened last time around when he reengages with Lineker for the world title later this month.
The Filipino fighter said:
“As for Fabricio Andrade, I think he really won that first fight but we all saw what happened. He needs to be careful with that knee in this rematch, because it does tend to stray a little low sometimes. Obviously, he has the power to end the fight early, but he needs to manage his distance and his timing.
Watch the full interview in the video below:
Danny Kingad will make his circle return at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video, headlined by Lineker-Fabricio II, on February 24 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The No. 3 flyweight contender faces off with Indonesian Eko Roni Saputra in the event happening at the famed Lumpinee Boxing Stadium.
Danny Kingad is looking to bounce back after absorbing a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Kazakhstan’s Kairat Akhmetov at ONE: Winter Warriors II in December 2021.
ONE Fight Night 7 is available live and for free to all Prime Video subscribers in North America.
Danny Kingad anticipates different game plan for John Lineker in Fabricio Andrade rematch
Flyweight contender Danny Kingad sees John Lineker having a different game plan in the Brazilian’s rematch with Fabricio Andrade for the vacant ONE bantamweight world title later this month.
In an interview with The MMA Superfan, ’The King’ said after Lineker was pummeled by Andrade no end in their first encounter last October, the former world champion will approach the redo at ONE Fight Night 7 on Prime Video on February 24 differently.
Danny Kingad said:
"I think this second fight is going to be different, because this time, [John] Lineker has prepared better. It’s going to be another striker vs. striker fight. I think Lineker may come in with a different game plan because he can’t stand toe-to-toe with Fabricio. Nevertheless, it will be a very exciting fight."
Kingad is also featured at ONE Fight Night 7 happening at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, in a flyweight contest with Indonesian Eko Roni Saputra.
He is currently deep in training with his Team Lakay in the mountainous city of Baguio in the Philippines.