Demetrious Johnson secured a characteristically slick submission win over his ONE Championship flyweight grand-prix opponent Yuya Wakamatsu.
DJ seemed to be in good spirits as he made his walk to the ONE cage this evening having left the UFC as their most dominant champion to date.
Johnson clearly seemed to be enjoying the new rule-set he was fighting under, taking an opportunity to test out some old-school knees to the head on the ground.
— Dan From Oregon (@DanFromOR) March 31, 2019
He might have been forced to deal with a brave fight from Wakamatsu on the feet, but once he managed to initiate the grappling exchanges, there was absolutely no stopping him.
Securing a nasty gullotine up against the cage in the second-round, he forced the tap from his man – taking home a solid debut win in his new home.
He will no doubt be delighted not to have met the same fate as his fellow former UFC superstar Eddie Alvarez, who was swiftly dispatched by Timofey Nastyukhin in his promotional debut.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena