More than three years since his first and only appearance in ONE Championship, Johnny Nunez is finally ready to make his long-awaited return to the Circle.
At ONE Fight Night 6: Superbon vs. Allazov on Prime Video, “Johnny Boy” will square off with former ONE Featherweight World Title challenger Garry Tonon in a bout with serious implications for the division.
That MMA showdown is set for January 13 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, and is arguably the stiffest test of Nunez’s professional career.
“I’ve surrounded myself with a lot of grapplers. My whole career, I got access to very many high-level grapplers here at my gym and even the other gyms around Las Vegas.”
Not only is Tonon the #2-ranked featherweight contender, but he’s also widely regarded as one of the most dangerous ground fighters in all of MMA – an elite BJJ black belt who’s capable of submitting any man on the planet.
Nunez, though, trusts in his training.
A former Division 1 collegiate wrestler, the Xtreme Couture representative regularly grapples with elite ground fighters, constantly testing his submission defense against top-tier BJJ specialists.