2017 in World Lethwei Championship

The year 2017 is the 1st year in the history of the World Lethwei Championship, a Lethwei promotion based in Myanmar.

2017 in WLC
Information
First dateMarch 3, 2017
Last dateNovember 4, 2017
Events
Total events3
Fights
Total fights26
Chronology
2017 in WLC 2018 in WLC

List of eventsEdit

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
1 WLC 1: The Great Beginning March 3, 2017 Mingalardon Event Zone   Yangon, Myanmar
2 WLC 2: Ancient Warriors June 10, 2017 Thuwunna Stadium   Yangon, Myanmar
3 WLC 3: Legendary Champions November 4, 2017 Thuwunna Stadium   Yangon, Myanmar

WLC 1: The Great BeginningEdit

WLC 1: The Great Beginning
Information
PromotionWorld Lethwei Championship
DateMarch 3, 2017
VenueMingalardon Event Zone
City  Yangon, Myanmar
Event chronology
WLC 1: The Great Beginning WLC 2: Ancient Warriors

WLC 1: The Great Beginning was the inaugural Lethwei event organized by World Lethwei Championship[1] and took place on March 3, 2017 at the Mingalardon Event Zone in Yangon, Myanmar.[2]

BackgroundEdit

The first WLC event was highly anticipated by the Lethwei fans around the world[3] and took place on re-purposed driving range of the Mingalardon Country Club[4] which was specially built for the event.[5] The weigh-ins for the event were held in Kandawgyi Park in Yangon.[6]

After losing his title to Dave Leduc in December 2016,[7][8] Lethwei superstar Tun Tun Min returned to face British kickboxer Nicholas Carter in the main event.[9] Tun Tun Min won the fight via brutal knockout in the first round.[10] The co-main event featured Lethwei champion Too Too against Australian Muaythai fighter Eddie Farrell.[11] Too Too won his fight by unanimous decision after he lacerated Farrel's face with punches [12] and opened up a huge gash on the his orbital bone.[13]

ResultsEdit

WLC 1: The Great Beginning
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 75 kg   Tun Tun Min def.   Nicholas Carter Knockout 1 2:59
Middleweight 75 kg   Too Too def.   Eddie Farrell Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Thway Thit Win Hlaing def.   Saw Ba Oo Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Phoe Thaw def.   Jian Kai Chee Knockout 1 0:47
Welterweight 67 kg   Sein Myo Aung def.   Ye Man Hein Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Welterweight 67 kg   Kyar Pouk def.   Prak Chansin Knockout 1 1:34
Light Welterweight 63.5 kg   Yan Naing Tun def.   Zwe Shwe Ko Knockout 3 0:22
Featherweight 57 kg   Thet Paing Oo def.   Shwe Phar Se Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Pite Htwe def.   Tun Tun Naing Knockout 2 1:00
Lightweight 60 kg   Ye Tway def.   Saw Min Naing Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00

[14]

WLC 2: Ancient WarriorsEdit

WLC 2: Ancient Warriors
Information
PromotionWorld Lethwei Championship
DateJune 10, 2017
VenueThuwunna Stadium
City  Yangon, Myanmar
Event chronology
WLC 1: The Great Beginning WLC 2: Ancient Warriors WLC 3: Legendary Champions

WLC 2: Ancient Warriors was a Lethwei event held on June 10, 2017 in Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.[15]

BackgroundEdit

The main event featured a bout between top lethwei fighter Soe Lin Oo[16] and Polish kickboxing champion Artur Saladiak.[17] The co-main event featured Lethwei star Too Too against French Muaythai champion James Benal, France's top welterweight.[18] Brent Bolsta was originally scheduled to compete at the event,[19] but was involved in a motorcycle accident five days before the event. After 5 rounds, Too Too defeated Benal by decision[20] and it was announced that he will be facing multiple-times Australian Muay Thai champion Michael Badato for the Middleweight World Lethwei Championship.[21] Artur Saladiak outpointed Soe Lin Oo in the main event to earn a decision win,[22] becoming the first foreign fighter to defeat Soe Lin Oo.[23]

ResultsEdit

WLC 2: Ancient Warriors
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Artur Saladiak def.   Soe Lin Oo Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Middleweight 75 kg   Too Too def.   James Benal Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Thway Thit Win Hlaing def.   Shwe Yar Mann Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Phoe Thaw def.   Josh Fitzroy Knockout 4 2:35
Welterweight 67 kg   Kyar Pouk def.   Htet Aung Oo Knockout (Medical Stoppage) 2 1:12
Welterweight 67 kg   Phoe La Pyae def.   Sein Myo Aung Knockout 2 1:48
Middleweight 75 kg   Pite Htwe def.   Ye Yint Aung Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
Welterweight 67 kg   Sithu def.   Shan Lay Decision (Split) 4 3:00

[24]

WLC 3: Legendary ChampionsEdit

WLC 3: Legendary Champions
Information
PromotionWorld Lethwei Championship
DateNovember 4, 2017
VenueThuwunna Stadium
City  Yangon, Myanmar
Event chronology
WLC 2: Ancient Warriors WLC 3: Legendary Champions WLC 4: Barekunckle-King

WLC 3: Legendary Champions was Lethwei event held on November 4, 2017 in Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.[25]

BackgroundEdit

The main event featured Lethwei champion Too Too[26] against Australian kickboxing champion Michael Badato.[27] In the co-main event, Saw Nga Man defeated Eddie Farrell by unanimous decision.[28] After a hard-fought five round battle, Too Too emerged victorious to claim the Middleweight World Lethwei Championship title.[29] Umar Semata made his debut against veteran Soe Lin Oo and lost by knockout in the second round.[30] ONE Championship Middleweight World Champion Aung La Nsang also made a special appearance at the event.

ResultsEdit

WLC 3: Legendary Champions
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 75 kg   Too Too def.   Michael Badato Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00 For the Middleweight World Lethwei Championship
Super Middleweight 79 kg   Saw Nga Man def.   Eddie Farrell Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Soe Lin Oo def.   Umar Semata Knockout 2 1:14
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Artur Saladiak def.   Alex Bublea Decision (Unaimous) 5 3:00
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Thway Thit Win Hlaing def.   Shan Ko Knockout 1 1:55
Light Middleweight 71 kg   Phoe La Pyae def.   Rin Saroth Knockout 3 1:10
Featherweight 57 kg   Mite Yine def.   Pha Kyaw Hae Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:50
Lightweight 60 kg   Chit Maung Maung def.   Doe Lay Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00

[29]

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