The Kerala Krusher showcases a spirited performance against Garry Tonon.

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The ‘Kerala Krusher’ Rahul Raju, who fought Garry Tonon in a closely contested fight, succumbed to a picture perfect rear naked choke (RNC) by the American grappler in the 3rd round of the bout.

The Kerala Krusher

The lightweight bout took place at the One championship: Reign of Kings event at Manila. The top Indian prospect showed phenomenal resilience against the jiu-jitsu wizard and escaped multiple submission attempts including two heel hooks and a triangle. The submission specialist Tonon tried throwing a variety of strikes and a few high kicks before taking resort to the ground game, where his strength lay.

Raju surprised the fight world by making it impossible for the ace grappler to get a submission in the first two rounds. It was a spirited performance by the ‘Kerala Krusher’, but there are only a few positions, where one can survive against the elite grappling ofTonon. With this victory, Tonon improved his MMA record to 2-0.


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Garry Tonon to face Indian fighter Rahul Raju in his next fight at ONE FC.




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