ONE Championship returns to Yangon next month for ONE: Union of Warriors, where hometown hero Aung La N Sang, otherwise known as The Burmese Python, takes on Mohamed Ali of Egypt.
The Thuwanna Indoor Stadium is set to play host to ONE: UNION OF WARRIORS on 18 March and is part of a busy schedule for the Singapore-based promotion.
“Last year, as part of our growth plan to bring opportunities to countries with a rich history in martial arts, we entered Myanmar for the first time in June,” Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, said.
“This time, we intend to play off our success and establish yet another amazing night of MMA action.”
In addition to an impressive MMA C.V, Aung, born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, belonged to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin. He sought asylum in the United States when he was 18-years-old but was always proud of his heritage. Victorious in his ONE Championship debut, Aung now returns to the ONE Cage to headline against Mohamed Ali.
Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes had his title reign cut short in his last bout, dropping a heartbreaking split decision to current titleholder Kairat Akhmetov. Now, he’s on the comeback trail, and his next bout is against rising Filipino flyweight Eugene Toquero.
Flyweight standout Eugene Toquero is a former celebrity mixed martial arts and fitness coach in his native Manila, Philippines. In his last bout, Toquero improved his record to 8-2 with a technical knockout victory over China’s Li Wei Bin. Now he faces his toughest test to date in Brazil’s Adriano Moraes.
17-year-old Christian Lee, younger brother of Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, has impressed in his first two outings in ONE Championship. Lee is riding the momentum of two stoppage wins inside the ONE Cage, one by highlight reel knockout and the other by crafty submission. Lee looks to continue his early success but will face a stern test when he takes on fellow rising star, Keanu Subba of Malaysia.
At just 21 years of age, Keanu Subba is a former amateur MMA champion and one of the most promising young talents on ONE Championship’s roster. Subba is on a three-fight win streak that saw him stop countryman Rayner Kinsiong by technical knockout in his last bout. With momentum in his favor, the promising Subba will look to replicate his success by taking on Christian Lee next.
Robin “The Rock” Catalan of Iloilo City, Philippines, is making his ONE Championship debut against 33-year-old Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Brazil. Catalan is a mixed martial artist and trainer currently based in Metro Manila, while Silva is 3-1 as a professional and riding a two-fight win streak.