Since its introduction in 2018, Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series has unearthed plenty of up and coming martial artists.
As OWS enters its third year, the league is set to embark on another journey to find a future World Champion, one who possesses the skills and attitude to be worthy of the crown, like OWS graduate Stamp Fairtex, the organization’s first-ever two-sport queen.
Ahead of OWS 10 on Wednesday, 19 February, we take a look at three Malaysian warriors who could become the next biggest thing in ONE.
Kelantan’s Muay Thai prodigy Lehe “Lehe F3” enjoyed a successful debut year in OWS last year, and he is hoping to carry that good form into 2020.
The 22-year-old martial artist knocked out his Singaporean opponent in 91-seconds to claim his first win on the global stage in August 2019. He ended the bout with a stinging elbow that caught Bryan Tee smack on the face.
Though his sophomore appearance ended in defeat, the Muay Thai 98 Fitness Gym hero is certain he will return to winning ways in no time.
A lanky and speedy strawweight, most of his bouts have ended by knockout.
#2 Edilah Johany
2019 was a year of mixed emotions for Sabah’s skillful warrior Edilah Johany.
The mixed martial artist sealed her first OWS win in February in only 14 seconds but could not repeat the success on another two outings.
However, defeats can shape a warrior, and Edilah is molding herself into a fine professional athlete on the global stage of martial arts.
Primarily a striker, the Ewako MMA representative has worked hard to improve her all-round abilities.
Fans cannot wait to catch her back in action.
#3 Jace Law
Just like “Jungle Cat” Muhammad Aiman and Keanu Subba, Sarawak’s Jace “JKO” Law owns a MIMMA Championship belt, too.
Since that success in 2015, the Harbour Top Team representative continued his march in the amateur ranks before turning professional at OWS 6 in June 2019. His patience to improve his arsenal before switching pro proved to be a blessing in disguise as he monstered past Kim Jong Heon in only seven seconds.
With a knack for a finish, you do not want to miss Law exhibiting his skills in The Home Of Martial Arts again.
In the meantime, do not forget to tune in to ONE: FIRE & FURY live from the Mall Of Asia Arena on Friday, 31 January.
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