Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kingdom’s Heng to fight in Jakarta



Kingdom’s Heng to fight in Jakarta

Kingdom’s Heng to fight in Jakarta

Cambodian mixed martial artist Chan Heng will be making his third ONE Championship appearance but the first on foreign soil when he enters the cage at Quest for Power at the Jakarta Convention Center on Saturday in ONE’s first event of the year.

The Cambodian warrior will meet home favourite Sunoto, known as the “The Terminator” (5-3), in a bantamweight clash and is seeking his first win in ONE Championship.

Khun Khmer kickboxer Heng sports an 8-3 professional MMA record, which includes six wins by submission, one by knockout and one by decision.

A dangerous grappler, Heng has remained focused on his training ahead of the event.

Heng, 28, told the Post: “I quit every job and spent a lot of time in training sessions working on both standing fight techniques and ground work. I am ready and I will try my best for a good result.”

In the main event, Russian ONE middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash (8-0) enters the cage with Myanmar hero “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang (19-9).

Bigdash will be making the first defence of his title since winning back the belt in a technical knockout victory over former champion Igor Svirid in October 2015.

Baltimore-based Aung La N Sang comes into the fight on the back of a unanimous decision victory over Poland’s Michal Pasternak at ONE: State of Warriors in Mynamar in October.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh placed in two-week lockdown

    The government has decided to place Phnom Penh in lockdown for two weeks, effective April 14 midnight through April 28, as Cambodia continues to grapple with the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has seen no sign of subsiding. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister

  • Cambodia on the verge of national tragedy, WHO warns

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned that the country had reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths. “We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are

  • Hun Sen: Stay where you are, or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that the two-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal provincial town Takmao could be extended if people are not cooperative by staying home. “Now let me make this clear: stay in your home, village, and district and remain where

  • Businesses in capital told to get travel permit amid lockdown through One Window Service

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has issued guidelines on how to get travel permission for priority groups during the lockdown of Phnom Penh, directing private institutions to apply through the municipality's One Window Service and limit their staff to a mere two per cent. In

  • Ministry names types of business permitted amid lockdown

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training singled out 11 types of business that are permitted to operate during the lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takmao town, which run through April 28. Those include (1) food-processing enterprises and slaughterhouses; (2) providers of public services such as firefighting, utility and

  • Culture ministry: Take Tuol Sleng photos down, or else

    The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has told Irish photographer Matt Loughrey to take down the photos of Khmer Rouge victims at Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum which he allegedly colourised and altered to show them smiling. The ministry said Loughrey's work is unacceptable, affecting