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Garry Tonon Survives Scare to Submit Shamil Gasanov at ONE Fight Night 12




In a thrilling display of grappling prowess, Garry Tonon returned to the ONE Championship cage with a resounding victory over the undefeated Shamil Gasanov at ONE Fight Night 12. The co-main event held at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, showcased Tonon's ability to weather adversity and emerge triumphant.


From the opening moments, it was clear that Gasanov possessed a formidable striking game. Tonon, a seasoned ADCC veteran, immediately pulled guard, aiming to utilize his renowned grappling skills. However, Gasanov demonstrated his defensive prowess by fending off Tonon's advances and unleashing a series of punishing knee strikes.


Undeterred, Tonon expertly evaded the strikes and deftly took Gasanov's back while still on their feet. This strategic maneuver neutralized Gasanov's offense, leading to a stalemate where neither fighter could inflict significant damage.


The second round witnessed Tonon's unyielding determination to secure victory. Launching a barrage of high kicks, he aimed to penetrate Gasanov's defenses, only to have them skillfully blocked by the Russian prodigy. Sensing an opportunity, Tonon promptly transitioned into pulling guard, setting up an impending submission.


With the submission specialist in his element, Tonon wasted no time and swiftly targeted Gasanov's knee, applying a relentless kneebar. Gasanov, unable to withstand the excruciating pressure, was forced to submit, sealing Tonon's victory.


Reflecting on his hard-fought triumph, Tonon humbly admitted, "Gasanov beat the sh*t out of me." He went on to describe the pivotal moment, revealing that he felt Gasanov's knee "break" under the strain of the submission hold, ultimately leading to his opponent's tap-out.


Tonon's exceptional performance did not go unnoticed, as he was awarded an additional $50,000 for his display of skill and tenacity. Ever ambitious, Tonon wasted no time in expressing his desire for a shot at the championship belt, solidifying his claim as a top contender.


With his triumph over Gasanov, Garry Tonon reaffirmed his status as a force to be reckoned with in the ONE Championship arena. As fans eagerly anticipate his future endeavors, it is clear that Tonon's extraordinary grappling skills will continue to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the sport of mixed martial arts.


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