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South Korea’s Lim Byung Hee earns 1st ONE Warrior Series win, knocks out New Zealand’s Kieran Joblin in Singapore

Lim Byung Hee (©ONE Championship)

Lim Byung Hee (©ONE Championship)

“The Lucky Guy” Lim Byung Hee, 24, of South Korea 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 14th bout of the evening, Lim competed in an MMA match in the lightweight division against Kieran “The Stonecutter” Joblin, 31, of New Zealand.

The referee put a stop to the lightweight contest after 3 minutes and 52 seconds in the first round. Lim knocked Joblin via knees and punches.

Winning at “ONE Warrior Series 10” improved the professional MMA record of Lim to 4 wins and 4 losses. On the other hand, Joblin now has 23 wins and 13 losses.

Training out of Extreme Comba in Goyang, South Korea, Lim has been competing professionally since 2014. He previously competed in Road Fighting Championship, Korean All MMA Association, Top Fighting Championship and Annihilation.

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, New Zealand, 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, 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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