Lethwei returns to UFC Fight Pass with WLC: Karen Spirit

WLC- Karen Spirit, Lethwei

The coming weekend is packed to the edges with high-level combat sports action, as ONE Championship and the UFC both have events scheduled, and Canelo Alvarez is set to take on Daniel Jacobs in the boxing ring. Yet that isn’t where the fun ends. On Saturday night (Sunday morning in North America), World Lethwei Championship (WLC) will return to UFC Fight Pass with one of its best events yet.

WLC: KAREN SPIRIT TVC

This is going to be a blockbuster event! Are you ready?WLC: Karen Spirit. 5 May 2019. Chit Tu Myaing Park. Hpa-An, Myanmar. Doors open at 3.30pm Live Broadcast starts 6.30pm (Myanmar Time).Live on: CANAL+ Myanmar FG | UFC Fight Passပရိသတ္အႀကိဳက္ေတြ႕မည့္ အခမ္းနားဆုံးလက္ေဝွ႕ပြဲႀကီး။ အသင့္ျဖစ္ေနၿပီလား ပရိသတ္တို႔။WLC: ကညီသြံ၃္၊ ေမလ ၅ ရက္ ၂၀၁၉ ခုႏွစ္၊ ခ်စ္သူၿမိဳင္ပန္းၿခံ၊ ဘားအံ၊ ျမန္မာ။ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ညေန ၃း၃၀ နာရီတြင္ လက္ေဝွ႕႐ုံတြင္းသို႔ စတင္၀င္ေရာက္နိုင္ပါတယ္။CANAL+ နဲ႕ UFC Fight Pass တို႔ကေန ျမန္မာစံေတာ္ခ်ိန္ ညေန ၆း၃၀ မွာ တိုက္ရိုက္ထုတ္လႊင့္တင္ဆက္ေပးသြားပါမယ္။

Posted by WLC – World Lethwei Championship on Friday, April 19, 2019

This WLC card will emanate from Hpa-An, a mountain town in Myanmar’s Kayin State.

The headlining bout will occur in the featherweight division, where Myanmarese legend Mite Yine will take on Morn Samet.

Elsewhere on the card, we’ll witness appearances from some of Myanmar’s top fighters, many of whom hail from Kayin State. One particularly bright prospect on the card is Naw Phaw Law Eh — nicknamed “Eh Eh.”

Eh Eh trains under the tutelage of ONE Championship featherweight star Phoe Thaw at Team PT and Yangon, and aims to conquer both Lethwei and MMA over the next few years.

Here’s the full lineup for the WLC: Karen Spirit card, which looks like it could produce some high quality action this weekend (h/t Asian Persuasion MMA).

  • Mite Yine vs Morn Samet (main event)
  • Kyaw Zin Latt vs Burutlek PetchyindeeAcademy
  • Thway Thit Aung vs David McCarthy
  • Aung Aung Htoo vs Saw Min Min
  • Eh Eh vs Huynh Ha Huu Hieu
  • Aung Hein vs Thway Thit Maung
  • Than Zaw vs Hein Tun Aung
  • Ba Hein vs Min Htet Kyaw

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 5/1/2019.