Myanmar and Indonesia were two of the 21 countries represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor,” the first ONE Championship event in 2019 held in Myanmar. The Singapore-based mixed martial arts promotion held it at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on March 8, 2019.
“ONE: Reign of Valor” featured nine MMA matches and five ONE Super Series contests, which are kickboxing bouts. In the co-main event of the evening, Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 34, of Myanmar faced “The Iceman” Yohan Mulia Legowo, 38, of Indonesia.
Thaw was one of the three hometown heroes who competed at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Legowo was the sole representative of Indonesia.
Legowo is a pioneer of Indonesia’s mixed martial arts scene, having competed extensively in a local promotion before making his way to the global stage of ONE Championship. He aimed to prove that his veteran experience will reign supreme against one of Myanmar’s favorite athletes.
A Lethwei practitioner, Thaw burst onto the scene in impressive fashion. He won his first six mixed martial arts contests, five of which by knockout in the first round. Last October, he suffered the first setback of his career and now, he is looking to get back on track with a win over a veteran martial artist.
Thaw and Legowo competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division. The Burmese contender knocked out his Indonesian opponent via punches after 4 minutes and 56 seconds in the first round.
Winning at “ONE: Reign of Valor” improved Thaw’s professional MMA record to 7 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Legowo now has 8 wins and 8 losses.
“ONE: Reign of Valor” Main Event
Georgiy “Knight” Kichigin, 28, of Kazakhstan challenged reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam, 28, of Sweden in the main event. After two five-minute rounds, the Swedish defending champion won via technical knockout via retirement.
Australia, Cambodia, China, Finland, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Reign of Valor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.