Social Media Reactions From The Stars Of ONE: REIGN OF VALOR

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The stars of ONE: REIGN OF VALOR have finally spoken.

After an action-packed weekend at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, the biggest winners from ONE Championship’s latest martial arts spectacle have shared their reactions on Facebook and Instagram.

Reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, featherweight contender Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, and others had a lot to say following their victories on Friday, 8 March.

Zebaztian Kadestam

Following his first ONE Welterweight World Title defense, Zebaztian Kadestam was emotional in the cage.

He thanked everyone for their support, introduced his little brother to the global audience, and wished females all around the world the best on International Women’s Day.

The Stockholm native continued to show his gratitude on his social media channels, where he once again thanked his team, his loved ones, and all the fans.

Aung La N Sang

Two-division ONE World Champion Aung La N Sang attended ONE: REIGN OF VALOR to cheer on his compatriots and coach them to victory.

Fortunately for him, Myanmar experienced a clean sweep inside the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

The next day, however, “The Burmese Python” experienced another special moment. He ran into Kadestam at Yangon International Airport. Both World Champions took a picture together, and the Myanmar sports icon wished him well on his martial arts journey.

Phoe Thaw

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I am so happy to achieve my 7th victory in ONE Championship last night. I had a tough and very skilled opponent in Yohan Mulia Legowo and I respect him a lot. While it was only me in the cage so many people helped me to get there. To perform at the top level of ONE it takes a whole team. I have so many people to thank. First my fans and supporters in Myanmar and all around the world. Thanks to my team Team PT/FFG: my manager Joe Conway, cornermen Sai Nyan Linn and Shunichi Shimizu, EhEh, Sensei Hara, Ko Ko Aung, Chan Rothana, Lorenzo Lanzafame, Viva Khaou from Cambodia and Soap Am and William Hlaing at FFG. Sponsors make the preparation and training possible so thanks to my sponsors VDB Loi, Thiha Zaw and Tiger Muay Thai and MMA and the coaches and athletes there especially George and Frank Hickman from Hickman Brothers Wrestling and MMA, and Aung Myothet at Trifinity. I’m especially grateful to Aung La Nsang and Tial Thang for encouraging me and joining my corner. Thanks to everyone at ONE Championship for the opportunity. I didn’t mention everybody, but I appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement. I did it for myself, my family, my team and MYANMAR!!! Thank you all Phoe 'Bushido' Thaw Reign Of Valor @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

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Nearly four months after suffering his lone career blemish, Phoe “Bushido” Thaw returned to the win column.

The Yangon-based striker finished Indonesian mixed martial arts pioneer Yohan “The Ice Man” Mulia Legowo with just four seconds remaining in the opening stanza to secure his seventh professional win.

After the win, he continued to motivate his countrymen and thanked all the people who aided him in this co-main event victory.

Enriko Kehl

l want to say thank you for each and everyone who has been supporting me during the past preparation weeks and of course…

Posted by Enriko "The Hurricane" Kehl on Sunday, March 10, 2019

Enriko “The Hurricane” Kehl made quite a bit of history on Friday.

He became the first German to compete — and win — in ONE Super Series when he knocked out Britain’s Liam Nolan.

The 27-year-old, who earned a spot in the ONE Super Series Featherweight World Grand Prix, was thrilled to finally join the world’s largest martial arts organization and expressed his joy on social media.

Tarik Khbabez

I have won my party in one Championship here and I keep my unbeaten status at one of the largest organization in the…

Posted by Tarik Khbabez on Friday, March 8, 2019

One of the most exciting victories of the night belonged to Tarik Khbabez.

The Dutch-Moroccan known as “The Tank” kept his flawless ONE Super Series record intact by defeating Andrei Stoica in a light heavyweight kickboxing battle.

Khbabez was a little emotional on his social media channels following the colossal win, as he thanked his family and everyone who played a role in his training camp.

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