Yangon, Myanmar- World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bareknuckle fighting organisation, have announced the full 7-fight card for WLC: KING OF NINE LIMBS. Two World Lethwei Championship belts will be on the when Dave Leduc takes on Seth Baczynski for the inaugural Cruiserweight World Lethwei Championship and Light Middleweight World Lethwei Champion Artur Saladiak defends his title for the first time against challenger Sasha Moisa.
WLC: KING OF NINE LIMBS takes place on 2 August 2019 in Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium, Mandalay, Myanmar. The event will be broadcast LIVE on Canal+ in Myanmar and on UFC Fight Pass. Tickets are available through official ticketing partner Major Ticket at majorticket.com.mm
In addition to the two title bouts, the event will also feature the return of Vietnam’s number one combat sports athlete Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat when he takes on Izat Zaki of Malaysia. Myanmar’s top featherweight Mite Yine also returns to the World Lethwei Championship ring to face Otop Sathian Muay Thai of Thailand.
Chairman of World Lethwei Championship U Zay Thiha stated: “We have brought 10 world-class athletes from 10 countries to compete in the biggest lethwei event in history. Millions of people in Myanmar and even more internationally will tune in for a world-class spectacle of premium martial arts action combined with the best culture and entertainment. You do not want to miss this!”
World Lethwei Championship Chairman U Zay Thiha stated: “We have brought together the world’s best strikers from 10 countries for a striking masterclass at WLC: KING OF NINE LIMBS. This is the biggest sporting event in Myanmar history and will be a night that the world will not forget!”
WLC: KING OF NINE LIMBS FIGHT CARD:
For Cruiserweight World Lethwei Championship (79 to 84kg): Dave Leduc (Canada) VS Seth Baczynski (USA)
For Light Middleweight World Lethwei Championship (67 to 71kg): Artur Saladiak (Poland) VS Sasha Moisa (Ukraine)
Featherweight (54 to 57kg): Mite Yine (Myanmar) VS Otop Sathian Muay Thai (Thailand)
Women’s Bantamweight (51 to 54kg): Souris Manfredi (France) VS Eh Yanut (Cambodia)
Lightweight (57 to 60kg): Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat (Vietnam) VS Izat Zaki (Malaysia)
Lightweight (57 to 60kg): Hein Tun Aung (Myanmar) VS Linn Htet Aung (Myanmar)
Lightweight (57 to 60kg): Htet Naing Aung (Myanmar) VS Sai Maung Maung (Myanmar)
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