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, Malaysia was also represented at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” The fight card featured three ONE Super Series kickboxing contests and eight mixed martial arts matches.
Phoe Thaw of, 33, Yangon, Myanmar faced Keanu Subba, 24, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the ninth bout of the evening. They competed in an MMA match in the featherweight division.
Referee Kemp Cheng put a stop to the featherweight bout between Subba and Thaw at 2:47 of Round 1. The Malaysian contender submitted his Burmese opponent via guillotine.
Thaw was one of the four hometown heroes competing at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness.” An expert in lethwei, aikido and kyokushin karate, he competes professionally both in lethwei and in MMA.
On the other hand, Subba is a former MIMMA Featherweight Champion. He became interested in MMA in 2005 after watching a reality TV show which centered on the sport.
Subba has stopped several opponents all in the first round since his ONE Championship debut in October 2015. He is the younger brother of Gianni Subba, 25, who is one of ONE Championship’s top flyweights.
“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the 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: