|Erik Alonso (CEO)|
Zay Thiha (Chairman)
Sein Phyo Hlaing (Executive Director)
|Owner||Myanmar Lekkha Moun Co Ltd|
The promotion revolutionized the millennia-old Burmese martial of Lethwei with new innovations to showcase it to the world. WLC events combine the historic traditions of Lethwei with live entertainment, pyrotechnics, enticing fighter entrances, music and dancers.
The success of ONE Championship's mixed martial arts events in Myanmar caught the eye of Zaykabar Company Vice-Chairman Zay Thiha, who decided to bring world-class Lethwei events the world. The businessman started Lekkha Moun Co in 2015 and the World Lethwei Championship was officially founded in August 2017 by Zay Thiha and investors, as a subsidiary of Lekkha Moun Co.
In 2017, WLC signed Myanmar's top Lethwei fighters Tun Tun Min & Too Too. The first WLC event, titled WLC 1: The Great Beginning, was held on 3 March 2017 at Mingalardon Event Zone in Mingaladon Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Signing Dave LeducEdit
In March 2019, the promotion announced that it had signed Lethwei superstar Dave Leduc to an exclusive contract. The exclusive contract would make it impossible for him to defend his various titles from other promotions. Leduc held a press conference at the Karaweik Palace in Yangon to announce that he was vacating three of his four Lethwei world titles.
For Leduc's promotional debut at WLC 9: King of Nine Limbs, the WLC signed former UFC welterweight Seth Baczynski. Leduc knocked out Baczynski with punches to win the inaugural WLC Cruiserweight Championship. Since the event had a significant viewership success on UFC Fight Pass and won awards in Asia, Leduc received a $50,000 bonus for his performance and marketing efforts.
While on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Dave Leduc announced that the organization had plans to host an historical event in the United States. At the pre-fight press conference for WLC 11: Battlebones, WLC executive director Sein Phyo Hlaing revealed plans to expand globally in 2020, beginning with Cambodia, Thailand, Japan and the United States. As the promotion expands internationally, it plans to sign even more free-agents with recognizable names to compete in Lethwei.
ONE Championship partnershipEdit
Cambodia's Nou Srey Pov became the first female winner in World Lethwei Championship, defeating Shwe Sin Min and Shwe Nadi in 2018. 
In 2019, WLC announced it will commit to the female Lethwei division with a dedicated female match at every event. It held its first female fight after the announcement featuring France's Souris Manfredi and Eh Yanut from Cambodia at WLC 9: King of Nine Limbs on 2 August in Mandalay, Myanmar. Manfredi became the first winner of the newly created women’s division by defeating Yanut.
World Lethwei Championship is also available in over 100 countries through broadcast deals with Fight Network, Arena Sport, Fox Sports, Star Sports, Bayon Television, Titan Channel, Sport Extra and StarTimes.
|Cruiserweight||Dave Leduc||August 2, 2019 (WLC 9: King of Nine Limbs)||0|
|Middleweight||Naimjon Tuhtaboyev||January 31, 2020 (WLC 11: Battlebones)||0|
|Light Middleweight||Sasha Moisa||August 2, 2019 (WLC 9: King of Nine Limbs)||0|
|Light Welterweight||Antonio Faria||February 22, 2019 (WLC 7: Mighty Warriors)||1|
|Women's Bantamweight||Souris Manfredi||August 28, 2020 (WLC 12: Hideout Battle)||0|
Myanmar National ChampionEdit
|Light Welterweight||Saw Htoo Aung||September 29, 2018 (WLC 6: Heartless Tigers)||0|
World championship historyEdit
- Weight limit: 79 kg (174.2 lb) to 83 kg (183.0 lb)
|1|| Dave Leduc
def. Seth Baczynski
|WLC 9: King of Nine Limbs
|August 2, 2019||907 days
- Weight limit: 71 kg (156.5 lb) to 75 kg (165.3 lb)
|1|| Too Too
def. Michael Badato
|WLC 3: Legendary Champions
|November 4, 2017||818 days||1. def. Vasyl Sorokin at WLC 4 on February 17, 2018|
|2|| Naimjon Tuhtaboyev
def. Too Too
|WLC 11: Battlebones
|January 31, 2020||725 days
Light Middleweight ChampionshipEdit
- Weight limit: 67 kg (147.7 lb) to71 kg (156.5 lb)
|1|| Artur Saladiak
def. Saw Ba Oo
|WLC 5: Knockout War
|June 2, 2018||426 days|
|2|| Sasha Moisa
def. Artur Saladiak
|WLC 9: King of Nine Limbs
|August 2, 2019||907 days
Light Welterweight ChampionshipEdit
- Weight limit: 60 kg (132.3 lb) to 63.5 kg (140.0 lb)
|1|| Antonio Faria
def. Saw Htoo Aung
|WLC 7: Mighty Warriors
|February 22, 2019||1068 days
|1. def. Francisco Vinuelas at WLC 14 on September 25, 2020|
Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit
- Weight limit: 51 kg (112.4 lb) to 54 kg (119.0 lb)
|1|| Souris Manfredi
def. Maisha Katz
|WLC 12: Hideout Battle
|August 28, 2020||515 days
The WLC uses the modern Lethwei rules also known as tournament rules first established in 1996 by the Myanmar Lethwei Federation.
Each bout can be booked as a 3, 4 or 5 round fight with 3 minutes per round and a 2-minute break in between rounds. Championship bouts are 5 round fights with 3 minutes per round and a 2-minute break between rounds.
In the event that a bout goes the distance, it will go to the judges decision. The 3 judges will score the bout based on number of strikes per round. Fighters have a maximum of 3 knockdowns per round and 4 knockdowns in the entire fight before the fight is ruled a knockout.
|Weight class name||Upper limit||Gender|
|in pounds (lb)||in kilograms (kg)||in stone (st)|
|Flyweight||112||51||8||Male / Female|
|Bantamweight||119||54||8.5||Male / Female|
|Featherweight||126||57||9||Male / Female|
|Lightweight||132||60||9.5||Male / Female|
|Light Welterweight||140||63.5||10||Male / Female|
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