Kade Ruotolo cranks to high heaven with nasty Estima Lock in world title defense against Tommy Langaker

Fulfilling its moniker of being the “residence of martial arts,” ONE Championship has established an especially stable submission grappling division, bannered by most of the world’s greatest.

Among these names is inaugural and reigning ONE light-weight submission grappling world champion Kade Ruotolo, who debuted in May 2022 against legendary Japanese star Shinya Aoki. He impressed followers all around the world with a unanimous determination win.

With the landmark Aoki win underneath his belt, Ruotolo might do no unsuitable in his subsequent bout, as he confronted Uali Kurzhev in the ONE Circle for the world championship that he presently holds. He was declared the winner after a gnarly heel hook on the 4:26 mark of the 10-minute contest.

After efficiently defending his gold against Matheus Gabriel, Ruotolo would face the largest problem of his profession to date in the type of Norwegian star Tommy Langaker final June at ONE Fight Night 11.

Both males had their respective moments in the bout as Langaker had Ruotolo in bother at sure factors, whereas the identical occurred with Ruotolo because the aggressor. At one explicit level, Ruotolo put in all his may with a devastating Estima Lock in the hopes of forcing Langaker into submission.

Ruotolo would go on to win by unanimous determination.

Kade Ruotolo rematches Tommy Langaker at ONE 165

Due to the high-level grappling and fast-paced motion that Ruotolo and Langaker handled the followers to in 2023, ONE Championship noticed it match to have the rematch happen on January 28 as a part of the ONE 165 occasion.

The occasion will mark the promotion’s return to Japan, with a stacked ONE 165 lineup taking place on the Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

Check your native listings or go to ONE Championship’s official web site on how to watch ONE 165 out of your location.

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