In this episode, martial arts legend Rich Franklin meets up with the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, in search of the next ONE Warrior Series contender.
Joined by ONE World Champions Kevin Belingon, Joshua Pacio, and Geje Eustaquio at the tryouts, they meet Filipino prospect Lito Adiwang, who shares the incredible sacrifices and adversity he had to overcome to pursue his passion.
Franklin and the crew also unwind from the daily grind with horseback riding and an eventful hike to the picturesque Tappiyah Falls.
More episodes of the series can be found on the ONE Championship YouTube page.
The promotion and Franklin also announced plans for a live event to take place on October 11 from Singapore.
“Our travel has paid off with 15 countries being represented on our largest card to date. Visiting these amazing cities in Asia and experiencing the culture, while digging beneath the surface for the most promising martial artists on this side of the world has been a fulfilling endeavor, and I can’t wait for our athletes to be able shine on the biggest stage. The last event live on the app was a tremendous success, and this card will be the best matchups we have seen to date.”
The live spectacle will feature various athletes and prospects who participated during the show and who will compete in professional bouts for a chance to win a $100,000 USD ONE Championship contract. A series of compelling contests await, as fans will be treated to an evening of pure martial arts action.
Jonathan Fong, Director of ONE Warrior Series, stated: “It’s exciting to have another ONE Warrior Series event right around the corner! We have our largest card to date for October 11 with lots of familiar as well as new faces. There is so much martial arts talent in Asia, and we have been treated to some exciting and impressive demonstrations. These martial artists really give it their all, and everyone wants the chance to showcase their skills on the ONE Championship stage. It is an honor and a privilege to help them achieve that.”