Singapore: Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, a subsidiary of ONE Championship™ (ONE) recently held another thrilling event in Singapore last Thursday, 11 October, where Asia’s finest up-and-coming young talents battled it out for a chance to win a US $100,000+ ONE Championship contract.
The live spectacle featured various athletes and prospects who participated during the show’s first and second seasons.
After an evening of spectacular ONE Warrior Series bouts, Warrior Bonuses were awarded to Zechariah Lange, Da Woon Jung, Lito Adiwang, Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin, Claudia Diaz and Jenelyn Olsim. In the end, it was Mark Abelardo of the Philippines who was able to secure the coveted ONE Championship contract.
Rich Franklin, CEO of ONE Warrior Series, stated: “After only 3 events, ONE Warrior Series is making waves in the martial arts community. I could not have predicted the level of talent we have been able to recruit. We awarded 6 Warrior bonuses, and win or lose, these athletes left everything in the ring. It is exciting to see the talent from OWS competing in ONE Championship. After another match that tested Mark Abelardo’s grit, he was well deserving of the ONE contract. We look forward to his debut.”
Jonathan Fong, Director of ONE Warrior Series, stated: “The athletes put on an incredible show for ONE Warrior Series 3. In the end, it was Mark Abelardo who proved most deserving of the ONE Championship contract. There were just so many highlights from that night! I’m excited to see most of the competitors back in February. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I am excited to keep pushing and discovering some fresh talent. I’ve got some ideas for matchups I’d like to see for our next run.”
Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series is a travel series talent search program. The show aims to discover new martial arts talent across Asia, providing promising young athletes with the platform to unleash their martial arts greatness. Franklin, who serves as the show’s host, travels across the Asian continent with co-host Jonathan Fong, searching for talent, experiencing local cultures and testing their boundaries.
Official Results for Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series:
Lightweight bout: Eto Kimihiro defeats JD Fairtex Hardwick by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 2:07 minutes of round 2
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Jenelyn Olsim defeats Claudia Diaz via Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Flyweight Bout: Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin defeats Mark Cuizon via Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Welterweight Bout: Emmanuel Onyedikachi defeats Xie Xiaoxiang via Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Bantamweight Bout: Ganbat Bayasgalan defeats Joohwan Kim via Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Bantamweight Bout: Hyunjin Lee defeats Michael Walker by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 3:29 minutes of round 2
Bantamweight Bout: Mark Fairtex Abelardo defeats Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 5:00 of round 1
Featherweight Bout: Jerry Olsim defeats Ernest Tang by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 2:00 minutes of round 1
Featherweight Bout: Anvar Amirli defeats Asuka Tsubaki by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:27 minutes of round 1
Women’s Atomweight Bout: Uyen Ha defeats Edilah Johany by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 3:46 minutes of round 2
Strawweight Bout: Lito Adiwang defeats Manuel Huerta by Knockout (KO) at 4:03 minutes of round 1
Bantamweight Bout: Zechariah Lange defeats Dawoon Jung by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Strawweight Bout: Ryuto Sawada defeats Ismael Bandiwan by Submission (Armbar) at 4:30 minutes of round 1
Welterweight Bout: De’von Morris defeats Fu Guo An by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 2:30 minutes of round 1
Featherweight Bout: Luo Zhuo Jiang Cuo defeats Mark Sumalag by Submission at 1:20 minutes of round 1
Bantamweight Bout: Punnya Sai defeats Krishna Lal Tamang by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 0:14 minutes of round 1
Women’s Atomweight Bout: So Yul Kim defeats Bayarmaa Munkhgerel by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 5:00 minutes of round 2
Episodes of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series can be found on ONE Championship’s official YouTube channel here.
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