A host of exciting new faces will arrive in the ring this Thursday, 25 April when Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series (OWS) returns to Singapore.
ONE Championship’s home for top up-and-coming prospects has already produced a ton of action and elevated some talented athletes to the main roster, and now 18 more debutants will get the chance to prove themselves under the spotlight at ONE Warrior Series 5.
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Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kalunda will arrive in “The Lion City” from Johannesburg, South Africa as the undefeated welterweight champion of Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) – the biggest mixed martial arts organization in Africa.
However, he has left his home continent just for a chance to reach ONE Championship via OWS. That is a sign of big things to come in The Home Of Martial Arts’ developmental league in the months ahead.
He will not have an easy ride against a fantastic striker in Prates, though. The Brazilian is a representative of Phuket Top Team who has competed in Thailand’s top Muay Thai stadiums and is coming off a 28-second knockout victory.
There will be plenty of returning heroes at the event, too, including in another contest to keep your eyes on – Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg (8-2-1, 2-1 in OWS) versus Chan Samart (2-4, 1-1 in OWS) at bantamweight.
Mongolia’s Shinechagtga has some of the best hands in mixed martial arts thanks to his background as an Olympic boxer. He has already proved that in the OWS ring with a 58-second knockout of Akuri Ronda and a second-round finish of Ali Motamed at ONE Warrior Series 4 in February.
The full lineup for OWS 5 is listed below.
- Gunther Kaluda VS Carlos Prates (mixed martial arts – welterweight)
- Pardeep Kumar VS Ahmed Faez Anuar (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
- Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg VS Chan Samart (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
- Jerry Olsim VS Hiroyasu Sakurai (mixed martial arts – featherweight)
- Alan Philpott VS Min Jong Song (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
- Punnya Sai VS Shafkat Khodzhkulov (mixed martial arts – bantamweight)
- Kieran Joblin VS JD Hardwick (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
- Kristy Obst VS Claudia Diaz (mixed martial arts – women’s strawweight)
- Ricky Alchin VS Koji Shikuwa (mixed martial arts – middleweight)
- Mohamad Norhidayat VS Sanya Kongkatonk (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Ismael Bandiwan VS Arif Izzudin (mixed martial arts – strawweight)
- Neha Kashyap VS Roshnee Khaira (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
- Ji Yeon Seo VS Yuko Suzuki (mixed martial arts – women’s atomweight)
- Philip Kim VS Taeho Bak (mixed martial arts – flyweight)