ONE: State of Warriors Fight Card Complete with Addition of Bantamweight Battle

September 14, 2016

The fight card for ONE: State of Warriors in Yangon is complete with a bantamweight bout between Yusup Saadulaev and Jordan Lucas the most notable addition. As previously announced, the show will be headlined by Aung La Nsang vs. Michal Pasternak and also features a strawweight title fight.

Yusup SaadulaevSaadulaev (15-4-1-1) has been signed to ONE Championship since 2012, but has only fought six times for the promotion. He’s beaten the likes of Adriano Moraes and Hideo Tokoro and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak.

His opponent at the Thuwunna Stadium on Oct. 7 will be Jordan Lucas (8-1). The Australian was undefeated when he signed with ONE Championship, but was submitted by Edward Kelly in his promotional debut, which coincidentally took place in Yangon.

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Also on the card is a featherweight fight between Pakistani MMA pioneer Bashir Ahmad (3-3) and Egypt’s Mahmoud Mohamed (3-3-1). Both will be looking to rebound from recent first round stoppage losses.

Joshua Pacio challenges Yoshitaka Naito for his strawweight title, while there will also be a bantamweight bout pitting Kevin Belingon against Muin Gafurov. The rest of the card consists of local fighters with six Burmese mixed martial artists entering a single night featherweight tournament.

Debutant Kat Pali faces Phoe Thaw (2-0) in the first semifinal, while the other half of the bracket pits Phoe Thaw (2-0) against Saw Yan Paing (1-0). In the alternate bout Saw Ba Oo (1-1) faces Kyal Sin Phyo (0-1).

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