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WLC: Lethwei Showcase results: Antonio Faria retains title with fourth-straight stoppage

Tom Taylor - September 25, 2020

World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest Lethwei organization, hosted WLC: Lethwei Showcase, which aired for the first time earlier today. In the main event, Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion Antonio Faria continued his knockout winning streak by finishing challenger Francisco Vinuelas at the end of round 3 to retain the Light Welterweight World Lethwei Championship.

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World Lethwei Championship returns with stacked card on Friday

Tom Taylor - September 24, 2020

World Lethwei Championship will return to our screens with WLC: Lethwei Showcase on Friday night in Asia, and Friday morning in the Western Hemisphere. The WLC: Lethwei Showcase main event will feature the first title defence of Light Welterweight World Lethwei Champion Antonio Faria, who will look to thwart the attack of Spanish veteran Francisco Vinuelas.

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World Lethwei Championship announces full lineup for return event

Tom Taylor - August 14, 2020

World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest Lethwei fighting organization, has released the full card for WLC: Hideout Battle, set to broadcast to over 100 countries from an undisclosed location on 28 August. The historic main event will feature the crowning of the inaugural female lethwei world champion as Souris Manfredi (2-0 lethwei) of France take on former WBO Muay Thai title challenger Maisha Katz (0-0 lethwei) from Spain for the Women’s Bantamweight World Lethwei Championship. In the co-main event, Myanmar fan favourite So Mi Ong Luktupfah returns to action against Artur Te of Uzbekistan in a Bantamweight contest.

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Teacher by day, fighter by night: The story of Samuel Toscano

Alfredo Zullino - January 28, 2020

Amongst the most hardcore of fight fans, interest is growing in an extremely brutal combat sport: Lethwei. Also called Burmese bare knuckle boxing, Lethwei is far older than other combat sports like MMA, as there are records of matches taking place as far back as the third century in Myanmar. Lethwei, nicknamed “The Art of Nine Limbs” because it includes head-butts, punches, elbows, kicks and knees, is considered one of the most violent sports in the world. Clinches, sweeps, and throws are accepted techniques as well, which makes the sport even more dangerous.

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The King of Lethwei: Dave Leduc is conquering the world's most brutal sport

Tom Taylor - July 29, 2019

Dave Leduc walks into Arts Martiaux Patenaude in Gatineau, Quebec like any other student might: quietly, with a bag slung over his shoulder, and a few minutes late. In fact, were it not for his size and his interesting tattoos, he might not warrant a second glance. Yet contrary to appearances, this Quebecer is a member of the martial arts pantheon; a fighting titan; a hero in a sport from half a world away. He is the King of Lethwei.