Training out of Paraestra Hachioji, former Pancrase lightweight champion Kazuki Tokudome, 32, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan has earned his second victory in ONE Championship. He was one of the winners at “ONE: Dawn of Valor,” which took place at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta, Indonesia on October 25, 2019.
“ONE: Dawn of Valor” featured 13 mixed martial arts bouts and three ONE Super Series contests, which are two kickboxing contests and one Muay Thai fight. In the fourth bout of the evening, Tokudome competed in an MMA bout in the lightweight division against Johnny “Boy” Nunez, 34, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Olivier Coste served as the referee. From the start, Nunez was aggressive as he pushed the pace against Tokudome looking to throw powerful combinations.
Tokudome wisely stayed out of range and instead took Nunez to the mats where the Japanese contender spent most of his time in dominant position. After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight bout was left in the hands of the judges.
In the end, Coste raised the hand of Tokudome. The former Pancrase lightweight champion was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Winning at “ONE: Dawn of Valor” improved Tokudome’s professional MMA record to 20 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw. On the other hand, Nunez now has 7 wins and 2 losses.
Including the U.S. and Japan, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Dawn of Valor.” The others were Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden and Tajikistan.
Nunez, who is training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore, solely represented the U.S. Tokudome was one of the two fighters who represented Japan.
The first opponent Tokudome defeated in ONE Championship was Adrian Pang. Meanwhile, here is a recap of “ONE: Dawn of Valor” from Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson: