Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series is now underway.
ONE Championship’s new documentary series follows Franklin as he searches for Asia’s next martial arts superstar.
When the show was announced in November, Franklin explained the motivation behind the series:
ONE Warrior Series is about discovering new talent, providing promising young athletes with the platform to unleash their martial arts greatness.
In Episode 1, Franklin and his crew traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, to explore and experience Thai culture and draw from the pool of martial arts talent that were in attendance at Bangkok Fight Lab.
Detchadin Srosirisuphathin proved to be the star of the episode and was the only martial artist to be accepted into the ONE Warriors Series in the inaugural episode. Franklin was clearly impressed by the striking abilities of the Thai but was quick to point out that his grappling needs to be improved.
Detchadin, who competes between 125 lbs and 135 lbs, is on a three-fight winning streak dating back to March 2016. Most recently, he scored an impressive TKO victory against Kushal Vyas at Full Metal Dojo 15.