Rocking debut as Demetrious Johnson submits Yuya Wakamatsu in ONE Flyweight GP

/ 07:38 PM March 31, 2019

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.

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.

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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