ONE Championship announced the matchup on Monday, stating that “The Lion Killer” is scheduled to face Yoshiki Nakahara at their upcoming card in Singapore on May 17th. This will be Garry’s 5th MMA bout in just over a year since he went professional in March 2018.
Yoshiki Nakahara, whose record is 12-4, saw a return to MMA in February, where he defeated Emilio Urrutia. Nakahara is currently on a 7 win winning streak, will be an excellent setup for the American looking to make a name for himself in the world of MMA.
Tonon started his MMA career as a welterweight, before to lightweight for his most recent fights. However, ONE FC’s weight cutting system is much different than any other MMA organisation. The company does not allow dehydration after the loss of one of their fights due to weight cutting. ONE FC carries out frequent hydration tests throughout the fighter’s camp, to ensure a good level of health and hydration. Therefore ONE’s weight classes are slightly different, where welterweights are 185lbs, lightweights are 170lbs and featherweights fight at 155lbs.
ONE: Enter The Dragon has already announced that their headline bout will be a lightweight title match between Shinya Aoki and Christian Lee. The card will also see the debut of UFC veteran Sage Northcutt, who will be facing Cosmo Alexandre at welterweight.
ONE: Enter The Dragon Fight Card
Mixed Martial Arts
Shinya Aoki vs. Christian Lee
Sage Northcutt vs. Cosmo Alexandre
Ariel Sexton vs. Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev
Amir Khan vs. Iurie Lapicus
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Miao Li Tao
Alex Silva vs. Yoshitaka Naito
Garry Tonon vs. Yoshiki Nakahara
Mei Yamaguchi vs. Meng Bo
Rahul Raju vs. Richard Corminal
Nieky Holzken vs. Regian Eersel
Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs. Giorgio Petrosyan
Smokin’ Jo Nattawut vs. Andy Souwer
Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex vs. Samy Sana
Dzhabar Askerov vs. Enriko Kehl