ONE Championship has added another Burmese fighter to the roster. Bantamweight debutant Tial Thang will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Aung La Nsang when he fights in Yangon on March 8th.

As Thang prepares to compete at ONE: ‘Reign of Valor’ the parallels between him and La Nsang are obvious. Both were born in Myanmar but moved to the U.S. during their teens, and the two Burmese fighters are both currently based in Baltimore.

But La Nsang already has plenty of professional experience when he signed with ONE Championship. By contrast Thang, who faces an undisclosed opponent in Yangon, is a veteran of six amateur bouts but has yet to make his professional debut.

With La Nsang tied up with ONE: ‘A New Era’ on March 31st there is pressure on the promotion to find a new Burmese star, someone to fill the void that is left whenever the two division champion cannot compete on a Yangon card.

ONE clearly hope Thang can be that man. It is a lot of pressure to put on the shoulders of a fighter who has yet to compete as a professional but being Myanmar born and bred means that the 25 year old is guaranteed to get a rapturous reception at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

ONE: ‘Reign of Valor’ is set for the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium and will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Zebaztian Kadestam and challenger Georgiy Kichigin.

ONE: ‘Reign of Valor’, Yangon, March 8th
Zebaztian Kadestam (c) vs. Georgiy Kichigin (For Welterweight Title)
Tial Thang vs. TBA (Bantamweight)