Rich Franklin (© ONE Championship)
Rich Franklin (© ONE Championship)

Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series has just announced its official schedule in 2020. While the show will continue to host its events in Singapore,the ONE Championship subsidiary is confirmed to visit iconic locations in countries such as Pakistan, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand and South Africa, among others.

“We have had nearly a dozen athletes climb through the ranks of ONE Warrior Series, earning contracts with ONE Championship,” ONE Warrior Series CEO Rich Franklin said. “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.”

Aside from reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand, several ONE Warrior Series alums are now signed with ONE Championship. Among them are Dae Sung Park of South Korea, Rockie Bactol of the Philippines, Woon Kyoum Kim of South Korea, Akihiro Fujisawa of Japan, Kimihiro Eto of Japan, Ryuto Sawada of Japan, Lito Adiwang of the Philippines, Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg of Mongolia and Mark Fairtex Abelardo of New Zealand.

In 2019, ONE Warrior Series put together a wildly successful run, traveling to various countries in search of the world’s greatest martial arts talents. The best athletes have moved on to compete and earn six-figure contracts with ONE Championship.

“As athletes graduate through our program and earn their contracts with ONE Championship, more prospects from all over the world are looking to follow in their footsteps,” ONE Warrior Series director Jonathan Fong stated. “2020 will be an exciting year for us as we aim to have more countries represented on our roster while we continue to expand recruiting beyond our core markets in Asia.”

The next ONE Warrior Series events will be held on February 20, 2020, on April 16, 2020, on June 11, 2020, on August 6, 2010, on October 1, 2020 and on November 26, 2020.

Episodes from Seasons 1-4 of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series can be found on ONE Championship’s official YouTube channel. Succeeding seasons are broadcast through worldwide partner networks.