SO MI ONG KNOCKS OUT SOK RITH WINS IN CO MAIN-EVENT
N.Yangon, Myanmar – World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bare-knuckle fighting organization, hosted WLC: BATTLEBONES in Yangon, Myanmar on 31 January 2020. In the main event, it was a back-and-forth affair with both athletes going for the one-strike knockout. Defending Champion Too Too was effective with his leg kicks but it was the challenger Naimjon Tuhtaboyev’s more precise and accurate strikes that proved to be the difference. Tuhtaboyev earned the victory via split decision, becoming the new Middleweight World Lethwei Champion.
In the co-main event, So Mi Ong Luktupfah overwhelmed Cambodia’s Sok Rith with a barrage of both flashy yet effective strikes. He began to dominate early in the second round and never relented. Sok Rith tried fighting back after multiple knockdowns but eventually became too much for him to continue.
Europe’s Souris Manfredi (France) scored her second win inside the WLC ring with a second-round knockout victory over Vietnam’s Tran Thi Lua while Italy’s Samuel Toscano secured a unanimous decision win over Saw Kaung Htet.
Full results of WLC: BATTLEBONES
WLC Middleweight Title
Naimjon Tuhtaboyev def. Too Too via split decision
So Mi Ong Luktupfah def. Sok Rith via knockout at 1:31 in round 2
Souris Manfredi def. Tran Thi Lua via knockout at 1:51 in round 2
Samuel Toscano def. Saw Kaung Htet via unanimous decision
Hein Tun Aung def. Em Sothy via unanimous decision
Saw Hla Min def. Tun Lin Aung via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 0:46 in round 2
Eh Mwe def. Thar Win Tun via KO at 1:47 in round 5
Lin Htet Naing def. Zin Bo via unanimous decision