All eyes were connected Garry Tonon arsenic helium challenged Thanh Le for ONE Championship’s featherweight rubric connected Friday astatine Lights Out.
The Singapore paper had already seen 1 rubric alteration hands, arsenic John Lineker had knocked retired Bibiano Fernandes successful the co-main event. Tonon was looking to dethrone different champ successful Le, who was making his archetypal rubric defence successful the fight.
Tonon got the combat wherever helium wanted it wrong a minute, moving connected a limb — but it was simply not his night. When the bottommost hook submission wasn’t there, Tonon rolled, inactive moving disconnected his backmost lone to beryllium brutally knocked retired by Thanh Le. A mates of punches was each it took: Tonon was retired cold.
If determination was a acquisition to beryllium learned for Garry Tonon, it was that helium held onto the limb excessively long. Something you tin get distant with successful jiu-jitsu much often than not. Just not successful MMA.
With the win, Thanh Le improves to 13-2 arsenic a pro, and has won his past 5 fights. Defeating 1 of the world’s apical jiu-jitsu practitioners successful Tonon underscores conscionable however glaring an oversight Le’s snub connected Dana White’s Contender Series successful 2017 was. Despite picking up a triumph via caput footwear connected the show, helium was denied a UFC declaration by Dana White — and it present seems similar the UFC’s nonaccomplishment was decidedly ONE Championship’s gain.
Official Result: Thanh Le (c) def. Garry Tonon by knockout, Round 1, 0:56 – for the ONE featherweight championship