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Full Bout Card Announced For ONE Warrior Series 5

Apr 22, 2019

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.

On 25 April at 4PM SGT, ONE Warrior Series' hottest prospects square off for a ONE Championship contract!

On 25 April at 4PM SGT, ONE Warrior Series' hottest prospects square off for a ONE Championship contract!Catch it LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter & the ONE Super App!

Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, 18 April 2019

One of the bouts to watch is the main event match between Gunther “The Beast” Kalunda (5-0) and Carlos “Carlao” Prates (8-4) in the welterweight division.

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.

His opponent should test his striking skills with his Khun Khmer style, which has already brought one tremendous knockout victory over Detchadin Sornsirisupathin in the first OWS event last year.

The full lineup for OWS 5 is listed below.