In March 2019, the WLC announced that it had signed Lethwei superstar, undefeated Lethwei world champion Dave Leduc to an exclusive contract. The exclusive contract would make it impossible for him to defend his various titles. Leduc held a press conference at the Karaweik Palace in Yangon to announce that he was vacating tree of his four Lethwei world titles. For Leduc's debut, the promotion signed former TUF competitor and UFC welterweight Seth Baczynski. Baczynski felt confident leading up to the fight because he had more fighting experience than Leduc. The bout was for the inaugural Cruiserweight World Lethwei Championship. In the co-main event, incumbent Light Middleweight World Lethwei Champion Artur Saladiak faced Ukrainian Champion Sasha Moisa. Moisa became the rightful challenger to the title after the strong statement he made in his Lethwei debut knocking out Myanmar star Shwe Yar Man at WLC 7. During the fight, Moisa swarmed Saladiak with precise right hands and dropped Saladiak on several occasions, winning the Light Middleweight title in a unanimous decision victory. The event also featured France's Souris Manfredi and Eh Yanut from Cambodia and Manfredi became the first winner in the newly created women's division by defeated against Eh Yanut. In the main event, Dave Leduc landed a solid elbow which exploded Bacynski's left ear. He then knocked out Baczynski with punches to win the inaugural Cruiserweight World Lethwei Championship.