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Garry Tonon Dominates ONE 165 with Nasty First-Round Rear-Naked Choke

Tonon defeated Nguyen at ONE 165
Garry Tonon vs Martin Nguyen at ONE 165

Garry Tonon, the grappling maestro, made a statement at ONE 165 in Tokyo by securing a brutal first-round rear-naked choke, marking his relentless pursuit of the ONE Championship featherweight title.

On the main card of the event, Tonon showcased his prowess with a sensational submission victory over Martin Nguyen. The climax of the match came at the 4:41 mark when Tonon executed a nasty rear-naked choke, forcing Nguyen to tap out. The 32-year-old didn't just claim a decisive win but also bagged a well-deserved $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his outstanding finish.

Tonon's dominance extends beyond this victory, as he is now riding a three-fight winning streak, all secured by way of submission. This remarkable streak follows his first professional defeat in 2022, a setback suffered during his challenge for the ONE featherweight title.

In the lead-up to ONE 165, Tonon expressed his ambitions to MMA Junkie, stating that he aimed to solidify another shot at the featherweight title with a decisive win. With this spectacular performance, it seems Tonon's aspirations are well on track, and his campaign for another title shot gains momentum.

The submission win at ONE 165 not only adds another feather to Tonon's cap but also reinforces his reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the ONE Championship featherweight division.


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