In an electrifying matchup at ONE Fight Night 12, Garry Tonon secured an impressive victory over Shamil Gasanov using a knee bar technique that led to Gasanov suffering a broken leg.
The fight began with Tonon showcasing his striking prowess, landing powerful and precise kicks and punches that forced Gasanov against the cage. However, Gasanov managed to take Tonon down to the canvas. Tonon quickly went for a closed guard, but Gasanov swiftly transitioned to take Tonon’s back.
In a pivotal moment, Tonon executed a forward roll, catching Gasanov off guard, and expertly applied the knee bar submission. Despite Gasanov audibly expressing pain, he refused to tap out, demonstrating incredible resilience. Tonon, aware of the severity of the submission, maintained the pressure until the referee halted the bout.
In a post-fight interview, Tonon revealed that he had heard Gasanov’s knee pop but knew he had to break it for Gasanov to submit. He emphasized the importance of knowing breaking mechanics in such situations.
The event showcased the incredible talent and diversity of skills within ONE Championship, further solidifying its position as one of the leading organizations in combat sports
ONE Fight Night 12: Superlek vs. Khalilov delivered several thrilling bouts with extraordinary finishes:
Catchweight (135.25 lb) Muay Thai:
- Superlek Kiatmuu9 def. Tagir Khalilov via TKO (elbows and punches) in Round 2 at 1:42.
- Garry Tonon def. Shamil Gasanov via Submission (knee bar) in Round 2 at 2:26.
- Amir Aliakbari def. Dustin Joynson via TKO (submission to punches) in Round 1 at 1:48.
Catchweight (135.5 lb) MMA:
- Yuya Wakamatsu def. Xie Wei via TKO (punches) in Round 1 at 2:03.
- Akbar Abdullaev def. Aaron Cañarte via TKO (spinning back kick and punches) in Round 1 at 0:41.
Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai:
- Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom def. Lara Fernandez via TKO (punches) in Round 1 at 0:26.
Catchweight (135.75 lb) MMA:
- Banma Duoji def. Walter Goncalves via Decision (unanimous) after 3 rounds at 5:00.
Women’s Strawweight Submission Grappling:
- Tammi Musumeci def. Amanda Alequin via Decision (unanimous) after 1 round at 10:00.
- Bogdan Shumarov def. Constantin Rusu via TKO (head kick) in Round 3 at 1:33.