A WEEK before ONE: Century takes place in Tokyo, Japan, Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series (OWS) will get the party started at the ONE martial arts fan fest.
Dubbed ONE Warrior Series 8: Japan Vs. The World, the marquee attraction for ONE Championship fans in the two-day e-sports and martial arts event will be held at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden, Shibuya City.
Jerry Olsim hopes to join Lito Adiwang and other Team Lakay fighters in ONE Championship as he goes up against Tribe Tokyo MMA’s Ryoji Kudo, whose success in Shooto has earned him a 5-1-1 record.
Olsim has a remarkable 6 – 0 record and has gone four straight wins in OWS.
In the main event, Thailand-based American De’von “Bam Bam” Morris will face Cambodia-based Nigerian Emmanuel “The Biafran Warrior” Onyedikachi in a welterweight mixed martial arts rematch.
In February, Morris scored a knockout in the second round to ruin his rival’s spotless professional record.
The rest of the card will have a different complexion than usual to mark the first OWS event outside of Singapore. Japanese athletes will feature in every other bout as they take on competitors from around the world.
Just like the previous events from the world’s largest martial arts organization’s home for rising stars, athletes from around the world will compete for a chance to earn a six-figure contract on the global stage. (Roderick Osis)