Lito Adiwang, 26, of the Philippines was the recipient of the six-figure ONE Championship contract at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” Training out of Team Lakay in La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines, he was one of the five Filipino mixed martial artists on the card.
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 main event of the evening, Adiwang won via unanimous decision in an MMA match in the strawweight division against Anthony “The Antidote” Do, 26, of Vietnam.
“Lito, the 10th ONE Championship contract winner, has had the toughest matchups since he joined ONE Warrior Series and never disappointed with his performances,” ONE Warrior Series CEO Rich “Ace” Franklin, 44, of the United States said of the Team Lakay fighter. “If you are in ONE Championship’s strawweight division, take note of this guy because he’s coming to shake things up!”
Including the Philippines and Vietnam, 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” The others are Australia, Brazil, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the U.S.
The Philippines had five representatives namely Adiwang, Ismael Bandiwan, 23, Jenelyn Olsim, 22, Dave “Kintas” Bangguigui, 23, and Allan Albindo, 22. Do and Uyen Ha, 22, represented Vietnam.
Adiwang, Bangguigui and Do were among the five recipients of a Warrior Bonus for their extraordinary performances. The others were Caitlin McEwen, 22, and Michael Walker, 21, of the U.S.
“If you missed the ONE Warrior Series event, you should check out the replay on the ONE Super App,” Franklin said. “From top to bottom, this is the most exciting card we have ever put together and every athlete put it on the line!”
Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao was in Adiwang’s corner at “ONE Warrior Series 7.” Watch all the 15 bouts here:
Episodes of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series can be found on ONE Championship’s official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/OneFCMMA.