The upcoming bout between “Rock Man” Chen Lei, 29, of China and “Lycanthrope” Ahmad Qais Jasoor of Afghanistan is one of the most exciting bouts at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior,” which will take place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on June 29, 2018. Both mixed martial artists are undefeated.
Chen and Ahmad will battle it out in the bantamweight division. Currently reigning as the ONE Bantamweight World Champion is Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Brazil.
“ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” marks the fourth time Chen is competing in the ONE Championship cage. When he made his promotional debut on May 26, 2017 at “ONE: Dynasty of Heroes,” he knocked out Jeremy “Predator” Meciaz, 26, of Indonesia via punches.
On August 5, 2017, Chen submitted Saiful “The Vampire” Merican, 29, of Malaysia via armbar at “ONE: Kings and Conquerors.” On November 3, 2017, the undefeated Chinese fighter improved his record to 7 wins and 0 loss by knocking out Burn “Hitman” Soriano, 31, of the Philippines via punches at “ONE: Hero’s Dream.”
On the other hand, Ahmad has 4 wins and 0 loss. A skilled boxer and sambo practitioner, he established his perfect professional MMA record in Hosharafu Fighting Championship (HFC), in which he reigned as the bantamweight champion.
In Ahmad’s most recent bout, which took place at Hosharafu Fighting Championship 25 on May 16, 2018, he knocked out Manish Bhujel of Nepal via punches. Ahmad will make his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” making him the first Afghan MMA fighter to compete in the promotion.
Headlining “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” are reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar and Ken Hasegawa of Japan. The Burmese champ will defend his middleweight champion belt from his Japanese challenger, who is making his ONE Championship debut.
Meanwhile, here is a clip from Aung’s most recent bout, which also took place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium: