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Grappling standout Gary Tonon signs with One Championship

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Standout American grappler Garry Tonon will make his pro MMA debut with ONE Championship.

Company officials today announced the 26-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion had signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the Asian-based promotion.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. A debut date and opponent for “Lion Killer” also haven’t been set.

Post #1   10/16/17 4:12:20PM   

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I'm so excited to see Gary Tonon fight in MMA. This dude is probably the premier grappler of his generation and I think he can make it far in MMA.

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Post #2   10/16/17 4:19:38PM   

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I'm might be wrong but isn't he one one those grapplers always going for the leg locks ?
If so that's a pretty risky move in mma.

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Posted by allaf

I'm might be wrong but isn't he one one those grapplers always going for the leg locks ?
If so that's a pretty risky move in mma.




Yes, Tonon is a leg lock specialist. I know what you mean about leg locks being risky in MMA, they definitely leave you open to strikes and can cost you positions if you can't get it. I will definiely enjoy seeing how Tonon adapts to MMA and see what he keeps from grappling and what he leaves behind, and I'm curious to see how his striking is. I honestly believe this dude has the potential to be a better version of someone like Damien Maia or Rousimar Palhares and I hope he can achieve those expectations

Post #4   10/16/17 6:07:30PM