Myanmar’s 1st MMA champ Aung La N Sang: ‘I’m no politician, but I fight for my people

SINGAPORE: Aung La N Sang feels good. “Amazing”, even, with barely a week having passed since he was crowned Myanmar’s first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) champion. On June 30, willed on by a thunderous Yangon home crowd, the 32-year-old underdog stunned his undefeated opponent to capture the middleweight title belt of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest […]

Myanmar fans catch ONE debut

Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company ONE Championship held its first fight night in Myanmar on Saturday night. A packed Thuwunna Stadium in the commercial capital Yangon saw reigning ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes defeat Toni Tauru to retain his title belt. The Brazilian knocked out his Finnish opponent with a right-handed punch with […]