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Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu Wins Season 1 Of Road To ONE: Mongolia

LockerRoom Team
16 December 2022

The biggest martial arts organisation in the world, ONE Championship (ONE), and Steppe Link Holding recently wrapped up the inaugural season of Road to ONE: Mongolia, which saw bantamweight Enkh-Orgil Baatarkhuu receive a $100,000 ONE Championship contract.

The 10-episode reality series, which culminated in a pair of on-site live events in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, featured two teams of the best mixed martial artists in the area battling for the chance to join ONE's roster.

The winner of Season 1 of Road to ONE: Mongolia is Baatarkhuu, who defeated Bat-Ochir Batsaikhan in the fight's climax at Steppe Arena with a walk-off, one-punch knockout.

Rich Franklin, a legendary figure in MMA and vice president of ONE Championship, gave Baatarkhuu the renowned six-figure deal. Davaajamts Batsuren, a rival, received a "Warrior Bonus" from Franklin for winning the match by submission.

"This was one of the best and most professionally run editions of the Road to ONE series that I have witnessed, and I'm very excited for Enkh-Orgil's future,” Franklin said. “He is a special talent and a very deserving winner, and I expect him to make waves in ONE Championship.”

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"I felt so many emotions after I won — happiness, fear, hope. But at the same time, I felt a great responsibility – a responsibility not to disappoint ONE Championship, the people of Mongolia, and the people who believe in me,” Baatarkhuu said.

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With Road to ONE: Central Asia in 2023, ONE Championship will broaden its quest for the next biggest MMA superstar throughout the area.

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