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Standout American grappler Garry Tonon will make his pro MMA debut with ONE Championship.

Company officials today announced the 26-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion had signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the Asian-based promotion.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. A debut date and opponent for “Lion Killer” also haven’t been set.

“I am thrilled to be able to finally announce my arrival in ONE Championship,” Tonon stated. “It is the natural evolution in my career as a grappler. I have achieved all that I have set out to do in the world of jiu-jitsu, and now I am ready to take on a new challenge. I am excited to begin my ONE Championship career, and proud to showcase my skills on the biggest global stage of competition.”

The New Jersey native, who’s expected to fight as a welterweight, has won multiple IBJJF no-gi world championships. After taking up jiu-jitsu as a 14-year-old, he was awarded his black belt from Tom deBlass and Ricardo Almeida in 2013.

Tonon previously competed for ONE Championship, though not in MMA. Earlier this year, he took on Japanese vet Shinya Aoki in a grappling “super match” and won via heel hook (via YouTube):

Tonon has won multiple titles at the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships, as well as with the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) and Metamoris professional grappling leagues in recent years.

For more on ONE Championship’s upcoming schedule, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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