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Keanu Subba ends Phoe Thaw’s winning streak

Keanu Subba, Phoe Thaw

Keanu Subba, Phoe Thaw

Phoe “Bushido” Thaw, 33, of Yangon, Myanmar is no longer an undefeated fighter. He just suffered his loss as a professional mixed martial artist in the hands of Keanu Subba, 24, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On October 26, 2018, Thaw and Subba competed in the featherweight division at “ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon. It was the co-main event of the evening.

Subba silenced the predominantly Burmese crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium after submitting the hometown favorite in the first round. The Malaysian underdog took the action to the ground early in the opening round, negating his Burmese opponent’s advantage in the stand-up.

Midway through the round, Subba capitalized on an error by Thaw and fastened a deep guillotine choke. This left the previously unbeaten ONE Championship athlete with no other choice but to tap.

“ONE: Pursuit of Greatness” was the second ONE Championship event in Myanmar in 2018. Here are the official results:

  1. Flyweight bout: Rudy Agustian defeats Kaji Ebin by Submission (Americana) at 4:01 minutes of round 1
  2. Bantamweight bout: Ahmad Qais Jasoor defeats Ma Xu Dong by Knockout (KO) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
  3. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Flyweight bout: Josh Tonna defeats Joseph Lasiri by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  4. Welterweight bout: Luis Santos defeats Daichi Abe by Knockout (KO) at 0:33 minutes of round 1
  5. Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Mite Yine by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
  6. ONE Super Series Kickboxing Bantamweight bout: Han Zi Hao defeats Ryan Jakiri by Knockout (KO) at 1:39 minutes of round 1
  7. Catch Weight bout (67.0kgs): Masakazu Imanari defeats Radeem Rahman by Submission (Armbar) at 1:23 minutes of round 1
  8. ONE Super Series Light Heavyweight Kickboxing bout: Tarik Khbabez defeats Ibrahim El Bouni by TKO at 2:26 minutes of round 3
  9. Featherweight bout: Keanu Subba defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:47 minutes of round 1
  10. 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:

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