Two of ONE Championship’s top strawweights will do battle in Yangon. Former champion Yoshitaka Naito faces the in form Rene Catalan at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium on March 8th.
Next up for strawweight champion Yosuke Saruta is a rematch with Joshua Pacio. But this matchup at ONE: ‘Reign of Valor’ in Yangon is likely to determine the identity of the next challenger for a belt which seems to constantly change hands.
Naito (13-2) is a former champion who is coming off three straight title fights, one as the champion and two as the challenger. After going winless in his first three ONE Championship fights Catalan (5-2-0-1) has put together a five match winning streak to leave himself on the cusp of a title shot.
ONE: ‘Reign of Valor’ will also feature an atomweight contest between Heqin Lin and Jomary Torres. Meanwhile Gary Mangat makes his promotional debut against former bantamweight title challenger Toni Tauru.
Burmese born bantamweight Tial Thang will also feature on the card. He makes his professional debut against experienced Cambodian Rin Saroth. As previously announced the card will be headlined by a welterweight title bout between Zebaztian Kadestam and Georgiy Kichigin.