Indonesia and the United States were among the 19 countries represented at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. It was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in the country.
“ONE: A New Era” featured 11 mixed martial arts bouts and four ONE Super Series matches, which include two kickboxing contests and two Muay Thai contests. In the third bout of the evening, Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen, 33, of Indonesia faced Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon, 27, of the United States.
Tonon was one of the three fighters from the U.S. on the “ONE: A New Era” card. Engelen solely represented Indonesia.
Training out of Indogym in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia, Engelen is a former Indonesia Fighting Championships Lightweight Champion. He was born in Ermelo, Gelderland, Netherlands to his Indonesian father Roland Engelen and Dutch mother Inky Engelen.
In Anthony’s previous ONE Championship bouts, he represented both Indonesia and the Netherlands. He represented only Indonesia at “ONE: A New Era,” which marked his ninth outing in the promotion.
Born in Lacey Township, New Jersey, USA, Tonon is training out of Team Renzo Gracie and Evolve MMA. He competed in wrestling in grade school and went on to become a multiple-time No Gi BJJ World Champion.
“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.
Engelen and Tonon competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. Yoshinori Umeki served 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” Main Event
In the main event, Aoki challenged reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 35, of the Philippines in a rematch.
[RESULT TO BE ADDED HERE]
Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand were also represented at “ONE: A New Era.” Check all the official results on Conan Daily.