World Lethwei Championship (WLC), one of the world’s largest bareknuckle fighting organizations, has announced the full fight card for its first event in 2019. WLC: MIGHTY WARRIORS will be the first time World Lethwei Championship hosts an event in the ancient royal city of Mandalay. The event is set to take place on Feb. 22 in Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium.
The main event will see the crowning of the first Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion when current Light Welterweight Myanmar National Champion, Saw Htoo Aung, trades in his silver belt for an opportunity at the gold belt. His opponent will be Antonio Faria, who has already won two fights in World Lethwei Championship but will be moving up a weight class for this contest.
In the co-main event, Shwe Yar Mann takes on Sasha Moisa from the Ukraine. Shwe Yar Mann had an incredible 2018 where he went undefeated in 10 fights, while Moisa also had an incredible year winning two multi-men tournaments in Thailand.
Premier broadcaster Canal+ has also secured the rights to this event and will be the exclusive live broadcaster in Myanmar. The event will also be available worldwide on UFC FIGHT Pass for the first time as part of a multi-year broadcast partnership.
WLC: MIGHTY WARRIORS take place on Feb. 22 in Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Mandalay, Myanmar. The event will be broadcast live on Canal+ Sports at 6pm (Myanmar Time). Tickets are priced at 5,000 kyats (General Admission), 30,000 kyats (VIP) and 50,000 kyats (VIP Ringside).
Chairman of World Lethwei Championship, U Zay Thiha, stated, “World Lethwei Championship is excited to bring its internationally recognized style of world-class lethwei action to Mandalay for the first time. Mandalay is a city steeped in history and it will be a treat to have World Lethwei Championship make history as the first time a sports event from Mandalay is broadcast around the world!”