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Egypt’s Ahmed Faress earns 1st ONE Warrior Series win, submits Northern Ireland’s Alan Philpott in Singapore

Ahmed Faress (©ONE Championship)

Ahmed Faress (©ONE Championship)

Ahmed “The Prince” Faress, 28, of Egypt 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 13th bout of the evening, Faress competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division against Alan “The Apprentice” Philpott, 27, of Northern Ireland.

The referee put a stop to the featherweight contest after 2 minutes and 2 seconds in the first round. Faress submitted Philpott via rear-naked choke.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 10” improved the professional MMA record of Faress to 16 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Philpott now has 19 wins, 12 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest.

Training out of S&B Academy and MTK Global MMA, Faress has been competing professionally since 2011. He previously competed in the Egyptian Fighting Championship, the Arabic Ultimate Fighting Championship, Desert Force and Brave Combat Federation.

The Warrior Bonuses were given to five of the 28 “ONE Warrior Series 10” fighters namely Michael Walker, 22, of the United States, Marc “The Gyrocopter” Grayson, 31, of Australia, Min Hyuk Lee of South Korea and Ryoji Kudo, 26, and Koji “Animal” Shikuwa, 28, of Japan. Each of them received a six-figure contract with ONE Championship.

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