OneFC announced last night that, on May 26 at their Dynasty of Heroes event, Garry Tonon will face OneFC’s former lightweight champion Shinya Aoki in a grappling only match.
Aoki has previously called for a match against Tonon, prior to losing his lightweight title, and now the Japanese MMA superstar will get his wish. Aoki is no stranger to submission only contests, having faced Kron Gracie at Metamoris and taking part in an exhibition match against Fedor Emelianenko in 2009.
Tonon is known to grappling fans around the world due to his active competition schedule and has a reputation as one of the most exciting and dangerous grapplers of his generation. Tonon holds multiple titles to his name, including EBI and Fight to Win Pro belts, to go with his numerous medals in IBJJF competitions.
With both of these grapplers known for their exciting and fast paced styles – Aoki also having a track record of winning with unusual submissions – this should be a real treat for those tuning in.