Gracie family goes 2-1 at ONE FC 5
It wasn't a perfect night for the Gracies, but two wins will have to do.
Rolles Gracie and Gregor Gracie each picked up submission wins on Friday, but Jung Hwan Cha was too much for Igor Gracie late in their fight.
Rolles Gracie needed to get to the third round against Tony Bonello, who was a game opponent and fought through early submission attempts from the jiu-jitsu black belt. But in the third, he finally was forced to tap from a rear-naked choke. Gracie (7-1) won for the fourth straight time and has all his wins by submission – though this was his first trip into the third round. Bonello (16-2-1), after starting his career with 15 wins and nary a defeat, falls for the second time in three outings. It was his first fight in two and a half years.
Gregor Gracie has a much easier route to getting his arm raised. He simply took Nicholas Mann's arm to do it. It didn't take Gracie long to get the fight to the ground and go after Mann's arm. Mann tried to roll his way out of the hold, but Gracie rolled with him and that was it. Mann tapped to an armbar with Gracie on top 3:38 into the fight. Gracie (7-2) is back in the win column after a June loss at ONE FC 4. Mann (4-2) had a four-fight win streak snapped.
But Igor Gracie had a rough go of things. Jung Hwan Cha may have put himself on the map, getting a TKO stoppage 1:03 into the third round. Cha landed some big right hands and a flying knee appeared to not be right on the mark, but still forced Gracie from his feet. From there, Cha got back mount and rained down punches as Gracie curled up. Cha (9-6-1) won for the third time in four fights. Gracie (5-3) had a four-fight win streak come to a halt with the loss.
Rolles Gracie def. Tony Bonello via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 1:33