Hailing from New Jersey, United States, Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon, 27, is still an undefeated mixed martial artist. He was one of the winners at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019 marking his fifth victory in ONE Championship.
“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 MMA bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. In the third bout of the evening, Tonon faced Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, of Indonesia in an MMA match in the featherweight division with Yoshinori Umeki as the referee.
Umeki put a stop to the featherweight contest after 4 minutes and 12 seconds in the first round when Tonon knocked out Engelen. It was the first technical knockout of the evening.
Winning at “ONE: A New Era” makes Tonon still an undefeated MMA fighter and now holds a professional MMA record of 4 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Engelen now has 8 wins and 6 losses.
“ONE: A New Era” marked Tonon’s fifth ONE Championship bout and fourth professional MMA bout. When he made his promotional debut at “ONE Dynasty of Heroes” at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on May 26, 2017, he defeated Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan in a grappling bout.
Including Indonesia and USA, 19 countries were represented at “ONE: A New Era,” which is the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Japan. The other countries represented were Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
Training out of Team Renzo Gracie and Evolve MMA, Tonon was one of the three fighters from the U.S. on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Engelen, who is training out of Indogym, solely represented Indonesia.
Watch all the “ONE: A New Era” bouts here: