Lightweight Phenom Lowen Tynanes’ 5 Best Wins In ONE Championship

lowen tynanes vs felipe enomoto one championship full fight march 2013

On May 5, American star Lowen Tynanes will compete on United States soil for the first time in one of the most important fights of his illustrious MMA career.

A veteran of eight electrifying bouts in ONE Championship, the 32-year-old will square off against former lightweight king and current #1-ranked contender Ok Rae Yoon at ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III – the organization’s historic debut in the U.S.

With a win, Tynanes could jump the line and immediately thrust himself into the ONE Lightweight World Title picture.

Before he battles Ok at 1stBank Center in Colorado, we look back at the Hawaiian’s five most stunning victories inside the Circle.

Debuts With Powerful Performance Against Vuyisile Colossa

Tynanes made a splash in his promotional debut back in February 2013 at ONE: RETURN OF WARRIORS when he took on dangerous striker Vuyisile Colossa.

In a beautiful display of grit, determination, and shockingly powerful wrestling, the American consistently put his foe on the mat for more than 14 minutes, battering him with massive ground-and-pound.

The finish came with less than 30 seconds remaining in the bout, as Tynanes found his way to a rear-naked choke submission that emphatically announced his arrival in ONE.

Dominates Felipe Enomoto In One Round

Just three months later, the lightweight contender hardly broke a sweat against Japanese standout Felipe Enomoto.

Flawless from start to finish, Tynanes wasted no time in applying his top-tier wrestling, bringing his opponent to the mat with relative ease before quickly moving to a crucifix position.

From there, he attacked with vicious elbows on a defenseless Enomoto. As the blows piled up, the referee called an end to the one-sided contest just over halfway into the first round.

Chokes Out Rasul Yakhyaev

In December 2015 at ONE: KINGDOM OF KHMER, Tynanes battled Russian destroyer Rasul Yakhyaev – a man many predicted to match or even exceed the American’s vaunted grappling.

Tynanes would prove those people wrong, though, in perhaps the finest showing of his wrestling talent yet.

After dominating Yakhyaev with grappling attacks in the first two frames, he found the finish in the third with a gorgeous back-take and rear-naked choke, proving yet again to be one of the lightweight division’s most feared ground specialists.

Overwhelms Koji Ando Across 15 Minutes

Well deserving of a step up in competition, Tynanes next took on former ONE Lightweight World Title challenger Koji Ando in April 2016 at ONE: GLOBAL RIVALS.

Showing little fear for his opponent’s elite skill set and lengthy resume, the Hawaii native controlled the action on both the feet and canvas.

Throughout the three-round war, Tynanes punished Ando with savage leg kicks, unstoppable wrestling, and suffocating top control en route to a clear-cut unanimous decision victory.

Submits Honorio Banario In Lightweight Grand Prix

After health issues forced him out of competition for an extended period, Tyananes returned in January 2019 at ONE: HERO’S ASCENT where he went toe-to-toe with Honorio Banario – the first-ever ONE Featherweight World Champion – in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals.

Ring rust certainly wasn’t a factor for the Hawaii Elite MMA product, who asserted himself from the opening bell.

Tynanes scored an early takedown and proceeded to batter the former titleholder with vicious ground strikes, forcing Banario to give up his back.

From there, it was all academic, as the American sunk in a tight rear-naked choke to secure his sixth consecutive victory in spectacular fashion.

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