The 22 ONE Championship athletes competing at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” had their face-off during the media open workout at Junction City in Yangon, Myanmar on October 24, 2018. The fight night took place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on October 26, 2018.
Aside from Myanmar, Lebanon was also represented at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” The fight card featured three ONE Super Series kickboxing contests and eight mixed martial arts matches.
In the main event of the evening, Mohammad “O Lutador” Karaki, 27, of Lebanon challenged reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 33, of Myanmar. The Lebanese challenger entered the ring as an undefeated fighter.
Referee Olivier Coste put a stop to the championship bout between Aung and Karaki at 2:21 of Round 1. The defending champion knocked out his Lebanese challenger.
Karaki joined ONE Championship as an undefeated fighter but after losing to Aung, the Lebanese athlete now holds a professional MMA record of 9 wins and 1 loss.
On the other hand, Aung now has 24 wins and 10 losses. He is also the reigning ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion.
“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are official results:
- Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
- Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
- Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
- Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
- ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
- Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
- ONE Middleweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Mohammad Karaki by TKO (Strikes) at 2:21 minutes of round 1
Watch all the “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” bouts here: