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Australia’s Marc Grayson earns 1st ONE Warrior Series win, submits Rick Alchin in Singapore

Marc Grayson (©ONE Championship)

Marc Grayson (©ONE Championship)

Marc “The Gyrocopter” Grayson, 31, of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia was one of the winners at “ONE Warrior Series 10.” It was his first fight and first victory in the ONE Championship subsidiary.

Featuring two kickboxing bouts and 12 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE Warrior Series 10” took place in Singapore on February 19, 2020. In the seventh bout of the evening, Grayson competed in an MMA match in the middleweight division against Rick “Ice Cold” Alchin, 29, of Erina, New South Wales.

The referee put a stop to the middleweight contest after 3 minutes and 57 seconds in the third round. Grayson submitted Alchin via armbar.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 10” improved the professional MMA record of Grayson to 2 wins and 0 loss. On the other hand, Alchin now has 17 wins and 15 losses.

An alum of the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia, Grayson is training out of Gyro Jiu Jitsu in Maitland. On October 19, 2019, he made his professional MMA debut at “Demolition Fight Series 1” at the Sunshine Italian Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where he submitted Will Daddow of Melbourne via rear-naked choke.

Grayson was one of the five “ONE Warrior Series 10” fighters who were awarded a Warrior Bonus, which was a six-figure contract with ONE Championship. The others were Michael Walker, 22, of the United States, Min Hyuk Lee of South Korea and Ryoji Kudo, 26, and Koji “Animal” Shikuwa, 28, of Japan.

“What a card from top to bottom!” ONE Warrior Series CEO Rich Franklin stated. “Tonight, we gave out more bonuses to warriors who lost their matches than those who won.”

Including Australia, Japan, South Korea and the U.S., 16 countries were represented at “ONE Warrior Series 10.” The others were Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Estonia, India, Iran, Malaysia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Pakistan, South Africa and Thailand.

Among the top ONE Warrior Series alums are Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang, 26, of the Philippines and Mark “Tyson” Fairtex Abelardo, 28, of New Zealand. Meanwhile, watch all the “ONE Warrior Series 10” bouts here:

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