Antonio Faria becomes WLC Light Welterweight champion / Pic: Supplied
Antonio Faria becomes WLC Light Welterweight champion / Pic: Supplied

WLC: Mighty Warriors results

The first “World Lethwei Championship” event on UFC Fight Pass was held this past Friday (Feb. 22) at Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Mandalay, Myanmar. Top of the “Mighty Warriors” bill featured Portuguese Antonio Faria squaring off against local Saw Htoo Aung. The pair battled it out for the inaugural WLC Light Welterweight title.

“Portuguese veteran Antonio Faria knocked out Saw Htoo Aung [in the second round] to become the first ever Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion,” reads the event recap sent out by the promotion. “Faria’s precision striking proved too much for Saw Htoo Aung, who looked to be knocked out on his feet by a flurry of strikes from Faria. Saw Htoo Aung tried recovering to no avail and went down for the last time after another blitzing combination from Faria.”

The co-main event between Shwe Yar Mann and Sasha Moisa also ended prior the final bell. The latter as well stopped his opponent in Round 2.

“Shwe Yar Mann fought off one knockdown but was unable to continue after a series of devastating punches and elbows from Moisa, who trains out of the same gym as Antonio Faria.”

The complete fight results from WLC: Mighty Warriors can be found below.

Antonio Faria def. Saw Htoo Aung by KO (R2 at 2:00)
Sasha Moisa def. Shwe Yar Mann by KO (R2 at in 1:40)
Yan Naing Tun def. Saw Ba Oo by unanimous decision
Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat def. Pich Mtes Khmang by KO (R1 at 2:13)
Htoo Nay Thu def. Daung Phyu by unanimous decision
Saw Min Min def. Saw Darwait by unanimous decision
Tun Min Naing def. Saw Thar Nge by unanimous decision