ONE Championship will make its way back to Yangon, Myanmar for another electric martial arts spectacle on Friday, 8 March.
The promotion is scheduled to hold ONE: REIGN OF VALOR at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, and there is no doubt the crowd will be red-hot for all the world-class athletes who step into the cage.
That should not be too surprising, however. Myanmar is known to have some of the most passionate martial arts supporters on the planet, and many of ONE’s heroes love competing in the country because of the spectacular atmosphere the fans add to the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.
With that in mind, here are nine signs that certify you as a Myanmar martial arts fan.
#1 You have visited Aung La N Sang’s bronze statue, or plan to take a road trip to see the landmark monument
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When I heard the news about this statue being built I was shocked and was totally against it. I am just coming to the prime of my career and dont want anymore added pressure. I was also worried about the hate that would come out of people who disagree with building this statue. But this is not about me. Its a reminders for all the boys and girls born in Dukatawng or anywhere else in Myanmar that, they too can become a World Champion or whatever they set their hearts and minds into becoming.
#2 You have seen the Yangon cityscape from Phoe Thaw’s rooftop gym
#3 You have practiced lethwei at some point in your life
Steeped in history, Lethwei welcomes headbutts & raking knuckle strikes.TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | PPV: Official livestream at oneppv.com | Tickets: bit.ly/onenation17
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#4 You have heard of the legendary “Yangon BJJ House”
#5 You do not need Google Maps to get to the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium
#6 You watch ONE events just to see your favorite Gold Belt Lethwei World Champions perform in mixed martial arts competition
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#7 You kick banana trees to keep your legs fresh
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A fighter dosent need a chopper to chop a banana tree. @teamptmma #believeinbelief @ffg_win #togetherwearechampions @onechampionship #weareone #lethwei #bareknuckle #headbutt #knockout #strongspirit #courage #discipline #honor #respect #nevergiveup #teamwork #warriors #champions #myanmar #martialarts #myanmarmartialarts #mixmartialarts #lekkhamoun #brutalfights #muaythai #khunkhmer #bjj #wrestling #grappling #boxing #kickboxing #mma
#8 You have watched Bozhena Antoniyar’s record-setting 24-second victory at least 10 times
Can Bozhena Antoniyar ground and pound her way to victory on 8 March? Yangon | 8 March | 7:00PM | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/onevalor19
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#9 You sing along to Aung La N Sang’s entrance song, “A Mel Lite A Ka” by Lay Phyu, whenever he walks to the ONE cage