Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium
ChanMyaTharZi Township, Mandalay
22 February 2019
Live Event -18:00 (GMT +6:30)
Broadcasting - 18:30 (GMT +6:30)
The event was the first in Lethwei history to be broadcast internationally on UFC Fight Pass. Newly signed to the WLC, Vietnamese ONE Championship fighter Nguyễn Trần Duy Nhất made his debut and defeated Cambodia's fighting star Pich Mtes Khmang who was at his second Lethwei appearance. The co-main event featured Myanmar fighter Shwe Yar Mann who had an incredible year 2018 where he went undefeated in 10 fights. He took on Ukrainian Sasha Moisa who also had an amazing year winning two multi-men tournaments in Thailand. In the main event, the recently crowned Light Welterweight Myanmar National Champion Saw Htoo Aung faced Portugal's Antonio Faria for a chance to trade his silver belt for an opportunity at the gold belt. Faria had already won two fights in World Lethwei Championship and was moving up a weight class for this bout. The event crowned the first Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion when Faria won by 2nd-round knockout over Saw Htoo Aung.