ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, keeps on growing. Part of the promotion’s growth is its subsidiary ONE Warrior Series, which has a documentary program titled “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series.”
Hosted by Rich Franklin and Jonathan Fong,“ Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” is a travel series talent search which aims to discover new martial arts talents across Asia. It provided promising young athletes with the platform to unleash their martial arts greatness.
Franklin and Fong travel across the Asian continent to search for talent, experiencing local cultures and testing their boundaries. Selected athletes will compete in professional bouts with a chance at earning a contract with ONE Championship exceeding US $100,000+ based on performance.
In January 2018, “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” Season 1 made its successful debut with a pilot episode set in Thailand. In the season finale in March 2018 in Singapore, Rockie Bactol of the Philippines and Kim and Woon Kyum and Park Dae Sung of South Korea were announced as the winners.
Bactol, Kim and Park each received a ONE Championship contract with USD $100,000+. After an exciting evening of thrilling bouts showcasing the future of martial arts in Asia, three Warrior Bonuses were also awarded to American contender JD “Headshot” Hardwick and Pakistani contenders Shahid “Rude Boy” Siddiqui and Faizan “The Grenade” Khan.
On July 19, 2018, “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” Season 2 will feature Singapore. The new season took Franklin and Fong on an epic adventure through Asian cities Jakarta, Flores Island, Bali, Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Brunei, Johor Bahru and Batu Pahat.
“Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” Season 2 will culminate in a blockbuster Midseason Finale in Singapore, which will be broadcast live on the ONE Super App on July 19, 2018. The second half of the season will air in September 2018.
Watch “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” Season 2 episode 1 here: