Jarred Brooks Secures Title Shot With Submission of Bokang Masunyane at ONE 156

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Jarred Brooks, ONE 156Jarred Brooks, ONE 156 weigh-in Credit: ONE Championship

In a combat officially billed arsenic a strawweight rubric eliminator astatine ONE 156 connected Friday, Jarred Brooks got the occupation done successful nether a round.

Brooks (19-2, 1NC), a erstwhile UFC standout who was unfortunate of that promotion astir scuttling the flyweight part successful 2018, had an unbeaten streak dating backmost to his last UFC bout. He added to that Friday successful Singapore, submitting Bokang Masunyane successful a ascendant performance.

Brooks and Masunyane clinched aboriginal successful Friday’s rubric eliminator, with “The Monkey God” looking to get the combat to the ground. Masunyane fought disconnected the archetypal attempt, and successful information avoided the takedown, lone for Brooks to standard him similar a tree, instrumentality the back, fastener successful a assemblage triangle, and spell hunting for a rear-naked choke.

Bokang Masunyane astatine that constituent was carrying his opponent’s afloat assemblage weight; Brooks fired abbreviated punches to soften up Masunyane. Defending the choke, Masunyane “answered the phone,” and fought hands, but each 2nd that ticked distant was much spot sapped from his state tank. In the last minute, Brooks got nether the cervix again, and Masunyane was warned for grabbing the fence; erstwhile helium fto go, Brooks pulled him down. The rear-naked choke submission came specified seconds later.

Scaling the fence, Brooks spoke into the camera, addressing ONE strawweight champion Joshua Pacio. “Who’s coming? Who’s coming Joshua Pacio? Me! It’s me, baby! You amended get that sh*t right.”

In his post-fight interview, Brooks admitted that he’d called retired the champ doubly earlier — but added that the 3rd clip was the charm. “I curse I’m bringing that loop location to the United States. I committedness you!”

Official Result: Jarred Brooks def. Bokang Masunyane by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:39