Tatsumitsu Wada Submits Eugene Toquero In 52 Seconds

Tatsumitsu “The Sweeper” Wada had some stiff competition earlier in the night, but he recorded the fastest finish on the ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM prelims.

It took the DEEP Flyweight Champion just 52 seconds to force the tap from Filipino knockout artist Eugene Toquero on Saturday, 17 November in Jakarta, Indonesia’s Stadium Istora.

He beat the time set by Bruno Pucci‘s guillotine choke of Xie Chao by four seconds.

Tatsumitsu Wada locks in a deep rear naked choke to force the tap from Eugene Toquero at 0:52 of Round 1!

Tatsumitsu Wada locks in a deep rear naked choke to force the tap from Eugene Toquero at 0:52 of Round 1! Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App ???? | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast

Posted by ONE Championship on Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wada came into his second promotional contest looking relaxed, and his demeanor did not change after an exchange of hard leg kicks in the opening seconds.

The 30-year-old Japanese star appeared cautious in his approach as he circled and allowed his Filipino opponent to come forward, before exploding with more strikes.

He landed another leg kick with force before he sprung forward with a right cross. Toquero’s hands were low in anticipation of a takedown from Wada, and the strike landed cleanly on his chin.

The impact turned Toquero around and allowed the Tokyo native to take his back with a double waist lock. 

Almost instantly, Wada switched things up.

The Japanese sensation wrapped his right arm around his rival’s neck, and then established his hooks as he pulled him back onto the mat. From there, he tightened his grip to secure a rear-naked choke.

The submission was in too deep for Toquero to escape, and he was left with no choice but to tap.

Wada barely broke a sweat in claiming the third-fastest submission in ONE flyweight history, and he improved his professional record to 20-9-2 (1 NC).

In victory, he made a case to take a spot in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, which is set to take place next year.

The tournament will feature eight of the division’s best competitors, including Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.