It is big news for Indian MMA fans as the Kerala Krusher Rahul Raju is scheduled to fight the Brazilian Jiujitsu legend Garry ‘The Lion Killer’ Tonon. The fight is scheduled to take place at Manila, Philippines during the ONE: Reign of the Kings event on July 27th. The Lightweight bout is the second fight in the promotion for both Rajus and Tonon.
Kerala’s own Raju is a well-rounded fighter who has a good ground game to back up his striking. A fight with Tonon is a huge opportunity for Raju to prove himself and a win can take him to great heights. Raju, who has a real knockout power is a tuff challenge for Tonon, and there is a real risk of Tonon losing if the bout remains on the feet.
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It going to be an educational experience to watch a confident Tonon who just had his first MMA victory face Raju, who is coming of an upset knockout defeat in his last bout against Shannon Wiratchai.