Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

ONE Championship to decide local featherweight title

As Yangon prepares to host the ONE Championship: State of Warriors on October 7 at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, fighters such as hometown hero Aung La Nsang and Michal Pasternak are doing their own training sessions around the world.

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Tajikistan prospect looks to get back on track

Twenty years old and undefeated, Muin Gafurov looked poised to vault into the fighting world’s upper echelon over the last three years – until it all came crashing down after his first loss in April. Now, the ONE Championship bantamweight prospect out of Tajikistan looks to reverse course at ONE: State of Warriors on October 7 in Yangon’s Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

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Star striker booted from national team

Myanmar's National Team, during its preparation to host the Suzuki Cup in November, has been playing international friendlies in Europe this month to hone its form in advance of the big tournament. But surprising news came out of the tour yesterday, when the Myanmar Football Federation declared that the team was dismissing midfielder Thiha Zaw and star striker Kyaw Ko Ko.

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Filipino fighter hopes to keep streak alive

When a martial arts team gets something good going, nobody wants to be the one to mess it up. So when ONE Championship rolls into Yangon on October 7, 28-year-old Kevin Belingon will feel a heavy weight on his shoulders – Team Lakay, his ragtag team of wushu sanshou practitioners, has racked up 13 straight victories. His bout with Tajikistan’s Muin Gafurov will put the streak on the line.

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Racing into extreme water sports: Meet Myanmar’s speed king

Water sports are still relatively rare in Myanmar, but that hasn’t stopped Phone Kyaw Moe Myint, the undisputed Jetsurf-racing king of Inya Lake, from getting his spray in.

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Paung Laung set to become public

In what looks like a victory for the home team, Nay Pyi Taw FC is to donate its home ground, Paung Laung Stadium, to the Ministry of Health and Sports. This should open the way for the public to use the ground, something local MPs have been fighting for since 2011.

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ONE Championship to feature two unbeaten strawweight fighters in title bout

Though local fans will undoubtedly be focused on hometown hero Aung La Nsang, the headline fight at the upcoming ONE Championship fight card on October 7 carries a rare pedigree sure to attract attention of its own.

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Senior chess championships set for Mandalay

Forget about searching for the next Bobby Fischer – Myanmar is searching for his grandfather.

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New Asian MMA group enters fray

Mixed martial arts (MMA) organisations from Singapore and Indonesia joined forces to launch a new Southeast Asian fight series yesterday, underscoring the sport’s growing popularity.

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Myanmar’s upstarts smash local youth athletics records

It's time to rewrite the books: Myanmar’s annual U18 athletics competition, held from September 19 to 21 at Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw, yielded a whole slew of new under-18 records across a range of events and disciplines.

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