China's Tang Kai makes history with ONE Featherweight World Title
Updated 22:35, 27-Aug-2022

Tang Kai became the first-ever male Chinese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Champion when he earned a unanimous decision victory to claim the ONE Featherweight World Title against defending champion Thanh Le in the ONE 160 co-main event on Friday.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported me. I did it. I'm bringing this belt back home," Tang said on Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media platform.

Tang, 26, now joins former UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili as the only two Chinese fighters to win major MMA titles.

(CGTN's Zhang Tingting contributed to the story.)

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