Antonio Faria Becomes First Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion In First Mandalay Event For WLC

Yangon, Myanmar- World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bareknuckle fighting organisation, hosted WLC: MIGHTY WARRIORS in Mandalay, Myanmar on 22 February. In the main event, Portuguese veteran Antonio Faria knocked out Saw Htoo Aung to become the first ever Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion. Faria’s precision striking proved too much for Saw Htoo Aung, who looked to be knocked out on his feet by a flurry of strikes from Faria. Saw Htoo Aung tried recovering to no avail and went down for the last time after another blitzing combination from Faria.

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In the co-main event, Ukraine’s Sasha Moisa knocked out Shwe Yar Mann in his promotional and lethwei debut. Shwe Yar Mann fought off one knockdown but was unable to continue after a series of devastating punches and elbows from Moisa, who trains out of the same gym as Antonio Faria.

In other action, Yan Naing Tun continues his impressive winning streak with a unanimous decision victory over Saw Ba Oo and Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat becomes the first Vietnamese fighter to win in World Lethwei Championship with a head kick knockout victory over Pich Mtes Khmang.

Full results of WLC: MIGHTY WARRIORS

Antonio Faria defeats Saw Htoo Aung via knockout in 2:00 of round 2 to become the Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion

Sasha Moisa defeats Shwe Yar Mann via knockout in 1:40 of round 2

Yan Naing Tun defeat Saw Ba Oo via unanimous decision

Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat defeats Pich Mtes Khmang via knockout in 2:13 of round 1

Htoo Nay Thu defeats Daung Phyu via unanimous decision

Saw Min Min defeats Saw Darwait via unanimous decision

Tun Min Naing defeats Saw Thar Nge via unanimous decision

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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