The ONE Warrior Series started by Rich Franklin has started to evolve a life of its own. The idea of creating a league with the specific intention of finding new MMA talent came when he was talking with Jonathan Fong.
Chatri Sityodtong, the Chairman and CEO, then decided to put it into action, and since then there has been no looking back for the Series. So far, there have been 8 events held, with another set to take place on 12th December of this year.
2020 schedule for Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series
However, now Rich Franklin's ONE Warrior Series has announced the schedule for 2020. Dates for six events in 2020 have now been announced for the following year.
The dates are as follows:
- 20 February
- 16 April
- 11 June
- 6 August
- 1 October
- 26 November
In a press release, Rich Franklin stated that he had noted the success of the series already and with so many events to come this year, he expected to find more talent.
“We have had nearly a dozen athletes climb through the ranks of ONE Warrior Series, earning contracts with ONE Championship. With these six events on our schedule, next year we will be traveling and recruiting heavily to fill our roster, and I am excited to see who rises to the top next. Stamp Fairtex is the first World Champion of many I expect to launch their careers in ONE Warrior Series.”
All of the events are scheduled to be held in Singapore, but they will be visiting countries like Japan, Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, and more. There have been many fighters who were found through the tournament and joined the company.
- Dae Sung Park (South Korea)
- Rockie Bactol (Philippines)
- Woon Kyoum Kim (South Korea)
- Akihiro Fujisawa (Japan)
- Kimihiro Eto (Japan)
- Ryuto Sawada (Japan)
- Lito Adiwang (Philippines)
- Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg (Mongolia)
- Mark Fairtex Abelardo (New Zealand)
- ONE Atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex (Thailand)
With so many fighters and more having been signed, there is a good chance more will be coming soon.