[PHOTOS] Myanmar vs Cambodia: Tial Thang, Rin Saroth fight at ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ in Yangon, Myanmar

 

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Myanmar and Cambodia were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the eighth bout of the evening, “The Dragon Leg” Tial Thang, 25, of Myanmar faced Rin Saroth, 25, of Cambodia.

Thang was one of the three hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Saroth was the sole representative of Cambodia.

Blue Corner

Thang is a four-time Chin State Wrestling Champion. Born in Chin State, Myanmar, he was 10 years old when he and family moved to the United States.

Training out of Hard Knocks 365, Thang made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” It also marked his professional MMA debut.

Red Corner

Saroth is a KWC 3 Featherweight Tournament Finalist. As an MMA fighter, he has been competing professionally since 2013.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” marked Saroth’s sixth ONE Championship bout. He is training out of Cambodian Top Team.

Fight Result

Thang and Saroth competed in an MMA match at a catch weight of 68 kg. Kemp Cheng served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Cheng raised the hand of Thang, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Thang’s professional MMA record to 1 win and 0 loss. On the other hand, Saroth now has 3 wins and 7 losses.

“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Events

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent in the second round.

Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.

Australia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

[PHOTOS] ‘ONE: Reign of Valor’ open workout featuring Zebaztian Kadestam, Georgiy Kichigin, Phoe Thaw, Tial Thang, Bozhena Antoniyar

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ONE Championship held the official “ONE: Reign of Valor” open workout at the Transcend Fitness Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar on March 5, 2019. Reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden was joined by Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan and hometown heroes Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, “The Dragon Leg” Tial Thang, 25, and Bozhena “Toto” Antoniyar, 23.

The five ONE Championship athletes are set to compete at “ONE: Reign of Valor” at the iconic Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon on March 8, 2019. Along with nine mixed martial arts matches, the card will feature five kickboxing matches under ONE Super Series.

Kichigin will challenge Kadestam in the main event as Thaw returns to action to face “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia in the co-main event. Thang squares off with Kun Khmer practitioner Rin Saroth, 25, of Cambodia while Antoniyar is slated to face Audreylaura “Ice Comet” Boniface, 29, of Malaysia.

Including Myanmar, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Cambodia and Malaysia, 21 countries will be represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” The other countries are Australia, China, Germany, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

What makes “ONE: Reign of Valor” different from the ONE Championship events that took place in Myanmar in the past few years is that reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar is not on the card. Currently, the Burmese superstar is riding a five-bout winning streak and his five most recent bouts all took place in his home country.

Here is a clip featuring Kadestam, Kichigin, Thaw, Thang and Antoniyar at the “ONE: Reign of Valor” open workout:

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