Grappling superstar Garry Tonon looked to claim his first mixed martial arts title when he faced off with featherweight champ Thanh Le at ONE Championship’s Lights Out in Singapore on Friday.
Tonon had joined the promotion in 2018, a significant signing by the leading Asian MMA promotion. His jiu-jitsu prowess was well-known, but how would he fare in MMA? Quite well, as it turns out. Heading into Lights Out, Tonon had compiled a 6-0 record, with three submissions, two TKOs, and a decision to his name.
Thanh Le, meanwhile, was making the first defense of the title he had won from Martin Nguyen last year.
Coincidentally, Nguyen was also fighting on Friday’s card, taking on Kirill Gorobets. But set for the co-main event was another title fight, one that was highly anticipated: Bibiano Fernandes vs. John Lineker.
Lineker, a former UFC contender, had been chasing gold since arriving in ONE Championship. Three straight wins had earned him the shot against bantamweight champion Fernandes; the fight had been scheduled for December, then February, and hopefully, the third time would be the charm.
Full results from ONE Championship: Lights Out on Friday, March 10, 2022 can be found below. A live stream of the action can be found above, where available.
ONE Championship: Lights Out Results
Thanh Le (c) def. Garry Tonon by knockout, Round 1, 0:56 – for the ONE featherweight championship
John Lineker def. Bibiano Fernandes (c) by knockout, Round 2, 3:40 – for the ONE bantamweight championship
Martin Nguyen def. Kirill Gorobets by TKO, Round 3, 2:18
Iraj Azizpour def. Ismael Londt by knockout, Round 2, 2:01 – kickboxing
Adrian Mattheis def. Alex Silva by TKO, Round 2, 0:05
Zhang Peimian def. Josh Tonna by TKO, Round 2, 2:11 – kickboxing
Eko Roni Spautra def. Chan Rothana by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:34
Iman Barlow def. Daniela Lopez by TKO, Round 1, 1:39 – Muay Thai
Liam Nolan def. Kim Kyung Lock by TKO, Round 1, 1:02 – Muay Thai
Lin Heqin def. Milagros Lopez by unanimous decision – Kickboxing
Than let is winner