23 February 2018 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), had another memorable and historic evening in Yangon as the capacity crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. “ONE: Quest for Gold” featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by an unforgettable championship clash that left fans on the edge of their seats.
“The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar added yet another accolade to his glowing repertoire of awards as a global martial arts superstar. In the main event of “ONE: Quest for Gold,” the hometown hero scored a quick knockout victory over Alexandre Machado of Brazil to win the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship and the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night.
“Life is short; we have to make it count,” the newly-minted ONE Light Heavyweight Champion said. “One thing is for sure. Myanmar, when we’re united, nothing can stop us. That head kick is what we’ve been working on.”
“I want to thank everyone that helped me out to get here,” Aung added. “I’m in here by myself, but this is a team sport. If we’re united and we’re together, we can do anything.”
Now that Aung is the champion of both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions of ONE Championship, he wants to be the best. He said, “I want to defend these two belts. I’m not just going to hold them and leave.”
Here are the official “ONE: Quest for Gold” results:
ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Alexandre Machado by Knockout (KO) at 0:56 minutes of round 1
Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Ariel Sexton by Split Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Phoe Thaw defeats Sor Sey by TKO (Strikes) at 1:53 minutes of round 1
Lightweight bout: Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Amir Khan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Bantamweight bout: Daichi Takenaka defeats Dae Hwan Kim by Disqualification (DQ)
Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Saw Min Min by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Roel Rosauro by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:43 minutes of round 1
Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Krisna Limbaga by Submission (Armbar) at 4:05 minutes of round 1
Women’s atomweight bout: Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Shwe Sin by TKO (Strikes) at 0:24 minutes of round 1
In case you missed the action log on to www.onefc.com/livestream for the full replay of the fights at only US $9.99.