Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series 10 event in Singapore Wednesday night (local time) produced five more potential candidates for the elusive six-figure contract prize with ONE Championship.
Michael Walker, Koji Shikuwa, Marc Grayson, Ryoki Kodo, and Min Huyk Lee received “Warrior” bonuses for their efforts.
“Tonight, we gave out more bonuses to warriors who lost their matches than those who won,” Franklin explained in a press release. “Koji Shikuwa survived a Suloev Stretch, and though he couldn’t stand properly, he finished the round. His amazing spirit and refusal to give up was incredible. As Koji exited the arena, he apologized to me for not being able to finish. That is the warrior spirit that embodies ONE Warrior Series.”
“Min Hyuk Lee and Ryoji Kudo put on a show for the ages,” ONE Warrior Series director Jonathan Fong added. “The level of talent we have recruited in ONE Warrior Series will be making waves in the future. There were over a dozen new faces on the card tonight and several caught our attention immediately. Keep an eye out for Egypt’s Ahmed Faress, and all the athletes who turned in exemplary performances tonight.”
In other bouts:
Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Byung Hee Lim defeats Kieran Joblin by Technical Knockout (TKO) at 3:52 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight: Ahmed Faress defeats Alan Philpott by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:02 of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight: Ryoji Kudo defeats Min Hyuk Lee by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Kickboxing Featherweight: Sasha Moisa defeats Shahzaib Rindh by Knockout (KO) at 2:10 minutes of round 3
Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight: Mehdi Bagheri defeats Koji Shikuwa by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 minutes of round 2
Kickboxing Flyweight: Kanta Motoyama defeats Michael Walker by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight: Dannie Van Heerden defeats Arash Mardani by TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 3:57 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Middleweight: Marc Grayson defeats Ricky Alchin by Submission (Armbar) at 3:57 minutes of round 3
Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Adib Sulaiman defeats Susovan Ghosh by TKO (Strikes) at 4:57 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight: Anita Karim defeats Marie Ruumet by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Catchweight (60.0kg): Manthan Rane defeats Joey Baylon by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Irfan Ahmad defeats Peter Danasoe by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight: Shammah Chandran defeats Saksit Janhom by Submission (Injury) at 1:01 of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Catchweight (64.5kg): Rana Rudra Pratap Singh defeats Seung Hyun Cho by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:06 minutes of round 1
The series returns to Singapore for ONE Warrior Series 11 on April 23.