The World Lethwei Championship (WLC) organisation has announced the matches for the Fearless Tigers event to be held at the Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Mandalay next month
The event, which will take place on October 4, will feature 13 bouts, including that of England-based Nicola Barke, who will be representing Myanmar and fighting in Myanmar for the first time.
Myanmar lethwei exponent Thway Thit Win Hlaing will face Burutlek from Germany in the main event and Barke takes on Bianka Balajti from Hungary in the women’s main event.
But the attention and support of the Myanmar audience will likely be focused on Mite Yine, the 2015 and 2016 Golden Belt Champion and 2013 Southeast Asain Games Gold Medalist. Mite Yine will square off against Nguyen Thanh Trung from Vietnam in the featherweight (54 to 57 kilogramme) division.
Another Myanmar fighter, Shuklaine Min will challenge Thun Chantak from Cambodia while Thway Thit Maung and Omar Elouers from Morocco will compete in the light welterweight division.
Other matches will included Hein Tun Aung versus Auk Chin Lay, Saw Min Naing vs Saw Kaung Htet; and Thein Soe vs Soe Win Than. The Fearless Tigers event will also hold a challenge fight featuring five matches, with Phyan Thway and Shwe Yar Mann fighting in the main event.
The tickets are priced starting at K10,000 (US$ 6.50) K30,000 and K50,000 and can be bought online through majortickets.com.mm.