In collaboration with Telenor Myanmar, ONE Championship conducted the “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” press conference at the Pullman Yangon Centrepoint Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar on June 27, 2018 featuring the face-off of 20 fighters. ONE Championship chief commercial officer Jack Lim and Telenor Myanmar chief financial officer Yin Yin Htay attended the event.
Including three ONE Super Series matches, the 10 “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” bouts fired up the crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon on June 29, 2018. The co-main event of the evening was between Leandro “Brodinho” Issa, 34, of Brazil and Roman “Sonic Boom” Alvarez, 23, of Guam.
Issa and Alvarez battled it out in the bantamweight division. Currently reigning as the ONE Bantamweight World Champion is Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Brazil.
Early in the first round, Issa overcame a devastating knockdown against Alvarez to win by first-round submission. After recovering from a huge punch from the Guamanian contender in the opening moments of the bout, the Brazilian fighter made it back to his feet and took his younger foe down to end up in half guard.
From there, Issa latched on to an arm triangle choke to force the quick tap. Here are the official “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” results:
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Lightweight bout: Elliot Compton defeats Matthew Semper by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Flyweight bout: Mite Yine defeats Saw Darwait by TKO (Strikes) at 2:48 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catchweight bout (67.0kg): Tukkatatong Petpayathai defeats Mehdi Zatout by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Strawweight bout: Kritsada Kongsrichai defeats Jeremy Miado by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Bantamweight bout: Chen Lei defeats Ahmad Qais Jasoor by TKO (Strikes) at 1:27 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Tetsuya Yamada defeats Rafael Nunes by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 4:05 minutes of round 2
- Featherweight bout: Sagetdao Petpayathai defeats Ma Jia Wen by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catchweight bout (72.0kg): Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy defeats Samy Sana by Majority Decision (MD) after 3 rounds
- Bantamweight bout: Leandro Issa defeats Roman Alvarez by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:26 minutes of round 1
- ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Ken Hasegawa by Knockout (KO) at 3:13 minutes of round 5
Here is a clip from the “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior” bout between Issa and Alvarez: