Whereas one former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) champion’s debut for ONE Championship didn’t go as deliberate, one other one made probably the most of his first-ever alternative to shine for his new firm.
Former UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson submitted Yuya Wakamatsu of their Flyweight Grand Prix opening spherical struggle earlier at present (Solar., March 31, 2019) on the ONE Championship “New Period” occasion in Tokyo, Japan. Yuya hung robust for the primary couple of minutes, however after “Mighty Mouse” discovered his groove, he was was capable of finding the opening to sink in a fight-ending guillotine choke after touchdown some knees to go of his opponent.
”I like the knees to the grounded opponent,” Johnson stated in his post-fight speech by way of MMA Preventing. “I simply stored on reaching and I bought an actual good guillotine. He went for the shot, I put my hips in and he was hanging on to my leg and I gave it extra of a torque to get that end. I don’t know if he went out or not as a result of he tapped after which he awoke and was like ‘what occurred, what occurred?’ Can’t look forward to the subsequent spherical.”
With one other classic efficiency within the books, Johnson will get again into the win column after shedding his UFC 125 pound title to Henry Cejudo final 12 months, and strikes on to the subsequent spherical of the Grand Prix event.
Johnson was traded to ONE in a blockbuster transfer pulled off by UFC and the Asia-based promotion in 2018 for Ben Askren, who additionally made good in his debut for his new promotion earlier this 12 months.
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