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Myanmar vs Malaysia: Phoe Thaw, Keanu Subba to clash at ‘ONE: Pursuit of Greatness’ in Yangon

Phoe Thaw, Keanu Subba

Phoe Thaw of, 33, Yangon, Myanmar will face Keanu Subba, 24, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon on October 26, 2018. ONE Championship will feature three ONE Super Series kickboxing contests and nine mixed martial arts matches on the fight card.

Phoe is one of the four hometown heroes competing at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” In the 10th bout of the evening, he will compete in an MMA match in the featherweight division against Subba.

An expert in lethwei, aikido and kyokushin karate, Phoe is one of the fastest rising MMA stars in Myanmar. The Yangon native has showcased a penchant for scoring highlight-reel stoppages, winning five of his six bouts by knockout.

Currently, Phoe competes professionally both in lethwei and in MMA. He has 3 wins, 0 loss and 2 draws in lethwei and a perfect record of 6 wins and 0 loss in ONE Championship.

On the other hand, Subba is a former MIMMA Featherweight Champion. He became interested in MMA in 2005 after watching a reality TV show which centered on the sport.

Subba has stopped several opponents all in the first round since his ONE Championship debut in October 2015. He is the younger brother of Gianni Subba, 25, who is one of ONE Championship’s top flyweights.

In the main event of “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness,” two-division world champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar will defend his ONE Middleweight World Championship title from undefeated fighter Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki, 27, of Lebanon. The former is also the reigning ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” will be the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here is the complete fight card:

  1. Flyweight MMA: Rudy Agustian (Indonesia) vs Asraful Islam (Bangladesh)
  2. Flyweight ONE Super Series kickboxing: Joseph Lasiri (Italy) vs Josh Tonna (Australia)
  3. Bantamweight MMA: Ma Xu Dong (China) vs Ahmad Qais Jasoor (Afghanistan)
  4. Strawweight MMA: Ye Thway Ne (Myanmar) vs Mite Yine (Myanmar)
  5. Welterweight MMA: Luis Santos (Brazil) vs Daichi Abe (Japan)
  6. Strawweight MMA: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
  7. Bantamweight ONE Super Series kickboxing: Han Zi Hao (China) vs Ryan Jakiri (Philippines)
  8. Featherweight MMA: Emilio Urrutia (USA) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
  9. Light heavyweight ONE Super Series kickboxing: Ibrahim El Bouni (Morocco) vs Tarik Khbabez (Morocco)
  10. Featherweight MMA: Phoe Thaw (Myanmar) vs Keanu Subba (Malaysia)
  11. Featherweight MMA: Rafael Nunes (Brazil) vs Movlid Khaibulaev (Russia)
  12. ONE Middleweight World Championship: Aung La N Sang (Myanmar) vs Mohammad Karaki (Lebanon)

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