ONE Myan­mar al­ter­nate feath­er­weight (65.9 - 70.3kg)

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

RE­SULT: Saw Bao Oo wins by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion

A highly an­tic­i­pated match for lo­cal leth­wei­watch­ers: Kyal Sin Phyo and Saw Ba Oo en­tered the ONE cage at a three-draw dead­lock in their pre­vi­ous meet­ings. Saw Ba Oo danced into the ONE arena clad in Kayin ap­parel, a flag wrapped around his shoul­ders, draw­ing loud cheers from the crowd. His en­thu­si­asm was quickly tem­pered after a wild fly­ing kick and at­tempted grab cost him a shot to the head. The Kayin fighter re­cov­ered to get Kyal Sin Phyo into a ground-and-pound and then into a rear choke be­fore the end of the first round saved the Golden Belt Cham­pi­onship run­ner-up.

Saw Ba Oo drew blood in the sec­ond with a well-timed head­shot, draw­ing an an­i­mated Kyal Sin Phyo to at­tempt a head­lock be­fore the ref­eree sep­a­rated the ri­vals for a med­i­cal check that ran out the clock. Judges handed Saw Ba Oo the vic­tory to break a three-match dead­lock be­tween the leth­wei fight­ers.

Photo: Zarni Phyo

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