ONE Myan­mar feath­er­weight (65.9 - 70.3kg)

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

RE­SULT: Saw Yan Paing wins by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion

The sec­ond feath­er­weight tour­na­ment semi-fi­nal went two full rounds, with both lo­cal champs drained and heav­ing by the end. Saw Yan Paing achieved a suc­cess­ful early take­down in the first round, but was caught in a head­lock from be­low by Ye Yint Aung. Ap­ply­ing pres­sure to his op­po­nent’s neck, Saw Yan Paing slipped the grab to land a se­ries of head shots with two min­utes left in the first, but Ye Ying Aung freed him­self by the bell.

Hav­ing ex­hausted them­selves in a fran­tic first round, both fight­ers spent most of the sec­ond try­ing to out­last the fight or win a sub­mis­sion. Ye Yint Aung tried a tired high kick, giv­ing Saw Yan Paing an open­ing to drive him into the ground, grap­pling for a hold be­fore the ref­eree in­ter­vened. Saw Yan Paing rushed in for an­other take­down, but the two were clearly spent, spend­ing the last 30 sec­onds trad­ing weak shots.

Photo: Nyan Zay Htet

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