Kingad, Johnson set up One Flyweight GP final

Kingad, Johnson set up One Flyweight GP final

Danny Kingad scores a takedown against Reece McLaren. One Championship
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--It's Danny Kingad against Demetrious Johnson in the One Flyweight Grand Prix Final.

Kingad and Johnson booked their way to the final after beating their respective opponents in the semifinals at One: Dawn of Heroes at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.

Kingad edged Fil-Australian Reece McLaren in the first semifinal.

Kingad remained resilient despite an early submission threat from McLaren in Round 1 and eventually made the needed adjustments to get the better of the split decision win.

Meanwhile, Johnson went on a late rally to beat Tatsumitsu Wada in the other semifinal.

Johnson, who took it slow in the first two rounds, pounced on Wada right in the final five minutes, opening a cut just above his right eye, en route to the unanimous decision win.

The Kingad-Johnson showdown will commence at One: Century in Tokyo with the winner earning a future world title shot.

Yuya Wakamatsu, however, will be waiting in the wings if either Kingad or Johnson gets injured as the reserve fighter.

Wakamatsu earned the reserve spot after knocking out Geje Eustaquio earlier Friday.

Speaking of knockout, Rodlek PK. Saenchai Muay Thai Gym scored a huge finish against late replacement Andrew Miller in their One Super Series Muay Thai bout.

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