Rocking debut as Demetrious Johnson submits Yuya Wakamatsu in ONE Flyweight GP
TOKYO, Japan—Different promotion but same Demetrious Johnson.
Johnson made quick work of Yuya Wakamatsu with a second-round submission in their Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal in ONE: A New Era Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019
The 32-year-old Johnson, who signed with ONE Championship five months ago, did not disappoint in his long-awaited debut.
Johnson waited for his time and when it came late in the second round, he pounced on it.
The grappling sensation saw an opening and went for a guillotine choke that left Wakamatsu with no option but to tap out.
Demetrious Johnson makes a STATEMENT in his ONE debut, submitting Yuya Wakamatsu with a tight guillotine choke at 2:40 of Round 2! @MightyMouse #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/K4yOpTfmQJ
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Johnson was one of two premiere acquisitions by ONE last year with Eddie Alvarez the other.
Alvarez, however, suffered a TKO loss in his ONE debut at the hands of Timofey Nastyukhin.
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