Joynson, 36, finally debuted for ONE Championship in November and had a hard-fought unanimous decision loss to Kiryl Grischenko. While the scorecards went against Joynson, he did turn up the volume in the third round, even hurting the big Belarusian. Joynson said if there was one more round he would have finished Grischenko.
“If I would’ve had one more round, I would’ve beat him. I know I would’ve beat him in that fight. He was fading pretty hard,” said Joynson in an interview with MMA Empire.
Joynson is hoping for his first win in ONE Championship when he takes on Cunha and is also hoping his former opponent wins the same night, as Grishcenko is fighting for the interim ONE heavyweight championship against undefeated Russian heavyweight Anatoly Malykhin.
A win by both fighters could set the stage for a rematch for ONE Championship heavyweight gold.