Complete card announced for ONE: Pursuit of greatness

Source : Myanmar Times
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Oct 15, 2018

The global sports media property, ONE Championship has announced the complete card for ONE: Pursuit of Greatness, set for 26 October at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.
        In the main event, reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion, Burmese Python of Myanmar will defend his title against Mohammad Karaki of Lebanon.
        Aung La N Sang is Myanmar’s most successful athlete in history, whose impressive submission skills has earned him the moniker of The Burmese Python.
        Born in Myitkyina in Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin. Aung La N Sang captured the ONE Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Vitaly Bigdash in June 2017.
        In February 2018, he defeated Brazil’s Alexandre Machado to be crowned the ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion. Next up, the 33-year-old is set to defend his middleweight title against Mohammad Karaki.
        Undefeated Lebanese mixed martial arts star Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki is a 27-year-old middleweight with an unblemished professional record of 9-0.
        The Phoenix Middleweight Champion, Karaki is considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists from the middle east. He also formerly held the Desert Force light heavyweight and middleweight titles.
        The 30-year-old Rafael “Indio” Nunes is a mixed martial artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil with a 11-2 record.
        He looks to showcase his multifaceted skill set in his next bout, and will face a tough challenge when he takes on Movlid Khaibulaev.
        The 28-year-old Movlid “Killer” Khaibulaev is a mixed martial artist who hails from Moscow, Russia and is currently undefeated with an immaculate 13-0 professional record.
        A combat sambo specialist, Khaibulaev combines both striking and grappling skills very well, giving his opponents different looks both on offense and on defense.
        Ibrahim El Bouni is of Moroccan-Dutch descent, he returns to action against Tarik Khbabez who is a professional kick boxer from the Netherlands, and is one of the most popular martial artists in his home country.
        Former SFC Bantamweight Champion Emilio Urrutia is originally from Miami, Florida, will face Kazuki Tokudome in his next contest. Top King Muay Thai World Champion Han Zi Hao of China is set to face Ryan Jakiri in a One super series kick boxing contest.
        Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke goes up against Himanshu Kaushik from India.
        A veteran of over 70 professional bouts, Luis Santos takes on Daichi Abe from Japan.
        Veteran Lethwei star and martial artist Ye Thway Ne of Myanmar made his ONE Championship debut in 2016, and has since gone 3-1 in his professional cage career. Ye Thway Ne will take on countryman Mite Yine next in what should be an exciting toe-to-toe battle.
        Ma Xu Dong is a 27-year-old professional mixed martial artist from China will fight against Ahmad Qais Jasoor.
        A product of the flourishing Muay Thai scene in Milan, Italy, 27-year-old Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri takes on Josh Tonna from Australia.
        The unbeaten 33-year-old mixed martial artist from Yangon, Phoe Thaw having nicknamed ‘Bushido’ will meet Malaysian fighter Keanu Subba.



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