ONE featherweight (65.9 - 70.3kg)
RESULT: Bashir Ahmad wins by heel hook submission
Pakistani freestylist Bashir Ahmad and Egypt’s Mahmoud Mohamed, a kickboxer and wrestler, opened the night’s mixed martial arts card in a short-lived bout. Mohamed closed the gap to pull Ahmed to the ground in a headlock while fending off punches, but the nimble Ahmed, who entered the bout with a 3-3 record, flipped over his opponent. Using his legs to create separation and lock in a heel hook for a convincing submission victory, Ahmad won in less than three minutes and drew cheers of glee from the crowd.
Photo: Zarni Phyo