In one of the most anticipated fights of the main card of “ONE: A NEW ERA” former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (28-3-1) delivered a stunning win over Yuya Wakamatsu (10-4) in what was his debut with the Asian MMA organization.
The bout was anything but easy for “Mighty Mouse” who had to overcome a highly intelligent opponent in the face of the 24-year-old Japanese. Wakamatsu standing game was on point and his takedown defense was all around great. In the opening seconds of the second round the Japanese caught the American with a beautiful right hook, but the vet went quickly for the takedown and there is no doubt that move saved him.
The 32-year-old was pretty dominating in the parter position and sooner than later Wakamatsu made a mistake that cost him the match. Both fighters were right next to the cage and as soon as Johnson felt that the pressure he’s putting on his opponent is doing its job, he locked his rival neck and put him in a devastating guillotine with Wakamatsu’s back against the cage. The young Asian tried to maneuver his way out, but the tap out was inevitable and Johnson got the finish at the 2:40 mark of the second round.
"Mighty Mouse" Johnson makes a STATEMENT in his ONE debut, submitting Yuya Wakamatsu with a tight guillotine choke at 2:40 of Round 2!Watch the full event on the ONE Super App 👉 http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Публикувахте от ONE Championship в Неделя, 31 март 2019 г.
The American is now going to the semi-finals in the flyweight “ONE Championship 92: A New Era” tournament.