Aung La N Sang, otherwise known as “The Burmese Python” sent the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium crowd into a frenzy with a masterful striking and wrestling performance, defeating Michal Pasternak of Poland in a three-round middleweight bout.

“Myanmar wants the world championship title. Bigdash, you owe us that title,” Aung said in a post-fight interview.

The co-main event of ONE: State of Warriors saw in Yangon, saw Aung pepper Pasternak with pinpoint combinations and heavy blows for the duration of the bout as he stalked his larger opponent all throughout the cage. In the end, all three judges scored in favor of Aung for the unanimous decision victory.

In the main event, Yoshitaka Naito successfully defended his ONE Strawweight World Championship with a gutsy victory over Joshua Pacio of Baguio City and the famed Team Lakay MMA.

Pacio tagged Naito repeatedly with accurate strikes, utilising his world-class wushu sanshou skills to stifle the champion who tried for repeated takedowns. In the third round however, Naito came out of nowhere and was able to take Pacio down, secure his back and lock in a rear naked choke to force the tap.

“Definitely the happiest and the best fight ever. This is my best fight. I just did what I came to do. I showed Myanmar what I can do, all my skills, and I won,” the champion said.

Official results ONE: State of Warriors

ONE Strawweight World Championship bout
Yoshitaka Naito defeats Joshua Pacio
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:33 minutes of round 3

Middleweight bout
Aung La N Sang defeats Michal Pasternak
Unanimous Decision (UD) after three rounds

Featherweight bout
Phoe Thaw defeats Saw Yan Paing
TKO (Strikes) at 3:23 minutes of round 1

Bantamweight bout
Kevin Belingon defeats Muin Gafurov
Unanimous Decision (UD) after three rounds

Bantamweight bout
Yusup Saadulaev defeats Jordan Lucas
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:28 minutes of round 1

Featherweight bout
Bashir Ahmad defeats Mahmoud Mohamed
Submission (Heel Hook) at 1:23 minutes of round 1

Featherweight bout
Saw Ba Oo defeats Kyal Sin Phyo
Unanimous Decision (UD) after two rounds

Featherweight bout
Saw Yan Paing defeats Ye Yint Aung
Unanimous Decision (UD) after two rounds

Featherweight bout
Phoe Thaw defeats Kat Pali
TKO (Strikes) at 0:22 minutes of round 1