Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu Wins Season 1 Of ‘Road To ONE: Mongolia’ And US$100,000 ONE Championship Contract
ONE Championship™ (ONE), the world’s largest martial arts organization, in conjunction with Steppe Link Holding, recently concluded a successful first season of Road to ONE: Mongolia that saw bantamweight Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu win a US$100,000 ONE Championship contract.
The 10-episode reality series featured two teams of the region’s top mixed martial artists competing for the opportunity to earn a spot on ONE’s roster, culminating with a pair of on-ground live events in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Baatarkhuu, who defeated Bat-Ochir Batsaikhan with a walk-off, one-punch knockout in the finale at Steppe Arena, was named the Season 1 winner of Road to ONE: Mongolia.
ONE Championship Vice President and MMA legend Rich Franklin presented Baatarkhuu with the prestigious six-figure contract. Franklin also awarded a “Warrior Bonus” to fellow competitor Davaajamts Batsuren for his submission victory during the finale.
“This was one of the best and most professionally run editions of the Road to ONE series that I have witnessed, and I’m very excited for Enkh-Orgil’s future,” Franklin said. “He is a special talent and a very deserving winner, and I expect him to make waves in ONE Championship.”
“I felt so many emotions after I won — happiness, fear, hope. But at the same time, I felt a great responsibility – a responsibility not to disappoint ONE Championship, the people of Mongolia, and the people who believe in me,” Baatarkhuu said.
ONE Championship will expand its search for the next greatest MMA superstar across the region with Road to ONE: Central Asia in 2023.