Monday, February 08, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bright future for MMA in Myanmar, says promoter

One Championship announced its ONE: Union of Warriors event for March 17 at Yangon’s Thuwunna Indoor Stadium with ONE vice president Victor Chu describing Myanmar as one of the most exciting markets for mixed martial arts.

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The 2016 challenge for Yangon’s crown

With much of the national first-team squad, strong resources and a solid base in Yangon, the defending champions Yangon United remain the side to beat, in this year’s MNL-1 but it won’t be as easy as last season. The Lions will start the 2016 season on January 10 with a tough opener against last year’s third-place finishers Magwe.

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Keep your boots on, boys

United of Thanlyin and Mahar United will start their Myanmar National League – 2 season next week after both recording second victories in their qualifying group yesterday afternoon.

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A packed year just got busier for Myanmar

A four-nation invitational tournament in June has been added to World and Asian Cup qualification, co-hosting the group stage of the ASEAN Football Federation’s Suzuki Cup and a friendly against Japan in a packed international calendar for football in 2016.

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Dreams of the big leagues

Wins today for Mahar United and United of Thanlyin would see both sides confirm their place in the Myanmar National League-2 leaving Thihadeepa and City Stars FC to fight it out for the third and final spot.

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Return of the Python

When Aung La Nsang landed at Yangon International late on January 5 he was told his luggage had been misplaced. That is the only thing the mixed martial arts fighter known as the “Burmese Python” intends to lose in Myanmar.

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Aung La Nsang on ...

speaking in the Myanmar language at today’s press conference...
I would say I’m not that proficient. I’ll be able to survive in Burma but I wouldn’t be able to make an eloquent speech, I wouldn’t sound smart. I’m going to try in Burmese. I might slip some English words in there but I’m going to try in Burmese.

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Golden belt finally up for grabs

After a year of exhibition matches against foreign muay fighters new to the rigours of lethwei, open-weight champion Tun Tun Min will finally give a local fighter a chance at the golden belt.

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Philippine fighter hopes to be next world champion

With news of Manny Pacquiao’s impending retirement the Phillipine nation must look for a new fighting superstar. On January 23, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon will make his bid to fill that void.

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Under the lights

Barefoot and clad in their finest Premier League jerseys, young men across Yangon took to the streets, for a shot at Independence Day cash and glory.

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Yadanarbon
4 7 10
Hantharwady Utd
4 5 10
Zwekapin FC
4 6 9
Zeyar Shwe Myay
4 3 8
Magwe FC
4 1 7
Shan United
4 5 6
Rakhine United
4 -2 4
Chin Utd
4 -3 4
Horizon FC
4 -4 4
Ayeyarwady Utd
4 -4 3
Yangon United
4 -3 1
Southern Myanmar
4 -11 0
Last Updated - 2 February 2016
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Nay Pyi Taw FC
3 9 9
Mawyawadi FC
3 7 9
Manaw Myay
3 7 7
Myawady FC
3 2 4
Mahar United
3 2 4
GFA
3 2 4
United of Thanlyin
3 -1 4
University FC
3 -4 4
City Stars
3 -3 3
Dagon FC
3 -2 2
Silver Stars
3 -6 0
Pong Gan
3 -12 0
Last Updated - 2 February 2016