One Championship Reveals Full Card for Nov. 3 in Myanmar, Replete With Local Lethwei Talent

By Jordan Breen Oct 9, 2017

One Championship ’s return to Myanmar now has a full card.

Monday, One revealed its full lineup for “Hero's Dream,” which takes place on Nov. 3 at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon. Unsurprisingly, the undercard is replete with local Myanma talent, many of them practitioners of lethwei, often archaically referred to as “Burmese boxing,” a martial art similar to muay Thai but with headbutts deemed legal attacks.

The promotion announced the card’s headliner last week, revealing a unique main event between One’s 205-pound champion and Myanmar native Aung La N Sang and heavyweight kickboxer Alain Ngalani in an openweight, five-round contest.

Additional bouts announced for the “Hero’s Dream” include: a battle of native lethwei fighters as undefeated lightweight Phoe Thaw faces Saw Ba Oo ; Chinese national freestyle wrestling champion Haobin Ma meeting the Philippines’ Eugene Toquero at 135 pounds; unbeaten lethwei exponent Tha Pyay Nyo squaring off with debuting Bangladeshi featherweight Asraful Islam; Thai kickboxer Pongsiri Mitsatit doing battle with Filipino standout Jeremy Miado in a 125-pound affair; and lethwei stars Saw Min Min and Ye Thway Ne will lock up at bantamweight

The undercard is also highlighted by several other notable Chinese talents: undefeated Chinese jiu-jitsu artist Chen Lei meets Filipino Bernard Soriano at 155 pounds; Chinese “Supermom” Jie Miao goes opposite Australian Amira Hafizovic at flyweight; and Shanghai native Zehao Zhang does battle with Indian muay Thai champion Bala Shetty.

“Hero’s Dream” will open with a women’s strawweight contest between upstart Filipino Jomary Torres and Indonesia’s Nita Dea.

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