Yangon, Myanmar: World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bareknuckle fighting organisation, has released the next lethwei spectacle set to be broadcast on 25 September from an undisclosed location. In the main event of WLC: LETHWEI SHOWCASE, the Light Welterweight World Lethwei Championship will be on the line as champion Antonio Faria (3-0 lethwei) from Portugal defends his title against Spanish veteran Fransisco Vinuelas (0-0 lethwei).
WLC: LETHWEI SHOWCASE will air on 25 September at 6.30pm Myanmar time (5am Pacific Time, 8am Eastern Time, 1pm London Time) and is available on UFC Fight Pass, Canal+ and other broadcast partners across 100 countries. Please check your local listings.
More information on WLC: LETHWEI SHOWCASE is available at www.facebook.com/worldlethwei
World Lethwei Championship chairman Zay Thiha stated, “As the world’s largest lethwei organisation, World Lethwei Championship continues is excited to showcase world-class talent in the sport of lethwei. WLC: LETHWEI SHOWCASE will be a night to remember as the knockout king of lethwei, Antonio Faria, returns to action against his toughest opponent yet, Spain’s Fransisco Vinuelas. This bout, along with other great bouts on this fight card, will be a testament to the shining qualities of lethwei.”
Antonio Faria has the most knockouts in World Lethwei Championship history and has never seen the judges’ scorecards in three outings. His bouts have been immortalised as some of the most exciting fights in lethwei history. At WLC: MIGHTY WARRIORS last February, he defeated Saw Htoo Aung to become the inaugural Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion and will now defend his title for the first time.
Fransisco Vinuelas is a veteran of the Chinese mixed martial arts and kickboxing circuit. In his two-decade long martial arts career, he has amassed more than 60 official fights across all disciplines. Vinuelas started out in Vale Tudo competitions as a teenager before moving on to focus on mixed martial arts and now looks to take the next step by becoming World Lethwei Champion.