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Elliot Compton vs Matthew Semper at ‘ONE: Spirit of a Warrior’ in Yangon, Myanmar

The second ONE Championship event to take place in Myanmar in 2018 is titled “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.” Among the confirmed bouts on the fight card is a match between Elliot “The Dragon” Compton, 29, of Brisbane, Australia and Matthew “Sobek” Semper, 28, of Bronx, New York.

At “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior,”Compton and Semper will compete in a Muay Thai contest in the lightweight division under the ONE Super Series card. This is the first time Semper is competing in ONE Championship’s strikes-only league, which is making its Myanmar premiere.

Semper has been fighting out of Phuket, Thailand since 2007. Aside from being a professional Muay Thai fighter, he is also a professional photographer.

On the other hand, Compton was born in Swindon, England. His family eventually moved to Australia where he had an extensive martial arts training.

Compton made his ONE Super Series debut on April 20, 2018. He competed in a Muay Thai bout at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines and lost via knockout to Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, 36, of Brazil.

After losing to Alexandre, Compton’s record downgraded to 45 wins and 11 losses. His “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” opponent currently has 56 wins, 22 losses and 1 draw.

“ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” will take place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on June 29, 2018. It will be headlined by reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar and Ken Hasegawa of Japan.

Aung will defend his middleweight champion belt from Hasegawa at “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior.” This will mark the ONE Championship debut of the Japanese challenger.

Headlined by Aung and Alexandre “Bebezao” Machado, 35, of Brazil, the first ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018 was “ONE: Quest for Gold,” which took place on February 23, 2018 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium. Aung earned the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship title by knocking out Machado via head kick.

Meanwhile, watch the bout between Compton and Alexandre at “ONE: Heroes of Honor” here:

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