On Friday, Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Garry Tonon dominated Johnny Nunez in their featherweight match at ONE on Prime Video 6 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. He finished the TUF and Bellator veteran early with a kimura submission.
Tonon quickly got a takedown off a standing kimura attempt. Once Tonon began wrenching at Nunez’s left arm, it was just a matter of time until he forced the tap out. The official time of the stoppage occurred at 1:53 in the first round.
With the victory, Tonon (7-1) bounced back from his 56-second knockout loss to Thanh Le in his attempt to capture the ONE Championship featherweight title. It served as his first defeat in the sport of mixed martial arts. However, Nunez fell to a record of 0-2 overall under the ONE Championship banner.
Following that, Tonon said that he wanted to compete at the much-awaited United States debut of the promotion. It was currently scheduled for May 5 in Broomfield, Colorado.
Tonon stated: “This body is America. Strong, violent, full of limitless potential. I am perfection. I am domination. I am the future. And the future starts tonight.”
“We’re getting another shot at the title soon. I thought that was a pretty dominant performance. Whoever’s going to be there when it’s time to fight, that would be great.”
Garry Tonon submits Johnny Nuñez with a kimura at ONE on Prime 6 pic.twitter.com/KHQF0NcMBt
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Tonon lost his previous to then champion Thanh Le. Le lost his title to Kai Tang in August of last year by decision. No word yet on what ONE FC is planning with the division. Tang hasn’t competed since.
There was a shadow looming over this ONE FC card with the tragic passing of 18 year old Victoria Lee. Lee was supposed to compete on the card.
ONE FC had a minute of silence for Lee and even featured a video tribute.