Coming from an impressive victory in his ONE Warrior Series debut, Filipino up-and-coming star Dave “Kintas” Bangguigui believes that his remarkable win over Indian stalwart Susovan “Lil Tiger” Ghosh was the best way to start his ONE Championship campaign. — on a high note.
In a strawweight contest at Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series 6 in Singapore last 20 June, Bangguigui dominated his Indian foe from the get-go en route to a second-round knockout win for the 23-year-old Baguio City native.
The win improves Bangguigui’s win-loss slate to 7-1. But more importantly, it gave the Filipino ring warrior the perfect start and momentum heading into what appears to be a more challenging ONE Warrior Series journey.
“I am so happy because I’m now getting the chance to showcase my talents in the ONE Warrior Series, not only that, I won in my first assignment,” he said.
“We had a great preparation for that. I followed the instructions to heart, and I gave it my all,” he added. “I know that there will be more challenges for me and I will do everything to make sure that I’ll be the best that I can be.”
Despite his superb display against Ghosh, Bangguigui admits that there are still tons of things to work on in his game.
The Fight Corps MMA representative also added that the continuous support of his countrymen also intensifies his desire to improve, enable him to capture more success in his upcoming bouts.
“I know I had a good start but that doesn’t mean I’d stop in trying to improve. I need to work on my overall fighting style and improve on my strengths,” Bangguigi said.
“Seeing all the Filipino MMA fans also gives me added boost. I want to be better for them cause I know with every victory, I give pride to my country.”
Looking forward to his next ONE Warrior Series assignment as he vies for the life-changing contract, Bangguigui guarantees that he will go all-out and will be ready for the bigger test ahead.
“Like any other MMA athlete, I wish to become a World Champion one day,” Bangguigui said.
“They can expect me to be at my best everytime because I have a dream and I will work on it every single day.”