WLC

WLC To Make US Debut November 2021, Announces 8 Other Dates

WLC is lethwei’s biggest promotion. The bare knuckle Muay Thai promotion announced nine new dates in a press release today. WLC has events scheduled out all the way through 2021. Check out the dates below.

FULL 2020/2021 CALENDAR

August 4, 2020 (Tentative)
Yangon, Myanmar

September 18, 2020 (Tentative)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

November 27, 2020
Mandalay, Myanmar

January 8, 2021
Bangkok, Thailand

March 12, 2021
Yangon, Myanmar

May 1, 2021
Hpa An, Myanmar

August 6, 2021
Tokyo, Japan

November 5, 2021
TBD, USA

December 3, 2021
Mandalay, Myanmar

WLC Around the World

The sport of lethwei is popular mainly in Myanmar, and is the country’s national sport. WLC has five events planned there in the next year and a half. But perhaps the most interesting date is November 5th when WLC makes it’s United States debut. There is no location for the fight just yet.

In 2019, WLC ambassador, Dave Leduc, said the promotion was planning a US show soon. After WLC 11, Sein Phyo Hlaing, the promotions president, said they were aiming for a 2020 date. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were forced to push all dates back and postpone upcoming shows.

Also on the docket is dates in Cambodia, a large contributor to lethwei fighters, Thailand, home of Muay Thai, and Japan. Japan has Lethwei in Japan, a promotion in it’s own right. But the World Lethwei Championship has global goals and will enter that market as well.

About lethwei

Lethwei is perhaps the most brutal and raw martial art. A mixture of Muay Thai and bare knuckle boxing, Lethwei also allows headbutts as well. It has seen the birth of such stars such as Dave Leduc, Too Too, and Naimjon Tuhtaboyev. WLC has hosted 13 total cards so far to amazing success and reception. It streams live on UFC FightPass each event.

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