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Northern Ireland’s Alan Philpott earns 2nd ONE Warrior Series win in Singapore

Alan Philpott, Olivier Coste, Kim Myeong Gu (©ONE Championship)

Alan Philpott, Olivier Coste, Kim Myeong Gu (©ONE Championship)

Fighting out of Northern Ireland, Alan “The Apprentice” Philpott, 26, was one of the winners at “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warriors Series” Season 7. It was his third bout in the ONE Championship subsidiary headed by mixed martial arts veteran Rich “Ace” Franklin, 44, of the U.S.

ONE Championship held “ONE Warrior Series 7” in Singapore on August 6, 2019 featuring one Muay Thai contest and 14 professional MMA matches. In the 14th bout of the evening, Philpott competed in an MMA match at a catch weight of 68 kg against Kim Myeong Gu, 30, of South Korea with Olivier Coste as the referee.

Coste put a stop to the catchweight bout after 1 minute and 24 seconds in the third round. Philpott knocked out out Kim via strikes.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 7” improved the professional MMA record of Philpott to 19 wins, 11 losses, 0 win and 1 No Contest. He is training out of the Institute of Mixed Martial Arts in Ballymena, Northern Ireland and Legends Gym Kensington in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia.

On the other hand, Kim now has 10 wins and 6 losses. He trains out of The Gym Lab in Seoul, South Korea.

Alan Philpott, Olivier Coste, Kim Myeong Gu (©ONE Championship)

Alan Philpott, Olivier Coste, Kim Myeong Gu (©ONE Championship)

“ONE Warrior Series 7” marked Philpott’s second win in ONE Warrior Series. When he made his debut at “ONE Warrior Series 5” on April 25, 2019, he was submitted by “Running Man” Song Min Jong, 27, of South Korea via neck crank in the second round.

On June 20, 2019, Philpott earned his first ONE Warrior Series win. He defeated Zechariah “Earth Man” Lange, 30, of the U.S. via unanimous decision at “ONE Warrior Series 6.”

Including South Korea and Northern Ireland, 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” The others were Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.

South Korea was represented by two fighters namely Kim and Jung Da Woon, 27. Philpott solely represented Northern Ireland.

Check all the official results of “ONE Warrior Series 7” on Conan Daily. Watch all the 15 bouts here:

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