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Sor Sey is stopped in quest for Gold by Phoe Thaw

Cambodian MMA star Sor Sey works the ground and pound on compatriot Chim Chetra at ONE: Kingdom of Khmer in December 2015. Pha Lina
Cambodian MMA star Sor Sey works the ground and pound on compatriot Chim Chetra at ONE: Kingdom of Khmer in December 2015. Pha Lina

Sor Sey is stopped in quest for Gold by Phoe Thaw

Cambodian MMA star Sor Sey was stopped by local hero Phoe “Bushido” Thaw after a push kick to the head in the first round of their bout at ONE: Quest for Gold in Myanmar’s Yangon on Friday night.

Thaw, a specialist in Burmese kickboxing style lethwei, traded powerful strikes with Sor, a khun Khmer practitioner, in the centre of the cage.

When a left rocked Sor, Thaw moved in with a follow-up kick and the referee called a halt to the fight.

The end came after 1:53 minutes of round one, sending the fanatical Thuwunna Indoor Stadium crowd wild.

In the main event, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang took the vacant ONE light-heavyweight title with a KO victory over Alexandre Machado of Brazil.

Aung La N Sang took just 56 seconds to end the fight, knocking Machado out with a high kick.

“I want to be the best, and I want to defend these two belts. I’m not just going to hold them and leave,” Aung La N Sang told the crowd after the fight.

Aung La N Sang now holds the ONE middleweight championship and light-heavy championship belts.

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