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Malaysia’s Shammah Chandran earns 1st ONE Warrior Series win, submits Thailand’s Saksit Janhom in Singapore

Shammah Chandran (©ONE Championship)

Shammah Chandran (©ONE Championship)

Shammah Chandran, 31, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 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 second bout of the evening, Chandran competed in an MMA match in the bantamweight division against Saksit Janhom, 23, of Thailand.

The referee put a stop to the bantamweight contest after 1 minute and 1 second in the first round. Chandran submitted Janhom via injury.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 10” improved the professional MMA record of Chandran to 2 wins, 1 loss, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Janhom now has 0 win and 1 loss.

Training out of Marcos Escobar BJJ in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Petaling District, Selangor, Malaysia, Chandran previously competed in Malaysian Fighting Championship. He made his professional MMA debut in 2011, went on hiatus from 2012 to 2018 and competed again in 2019.

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

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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