Aung La N Sang: The Myanmar National Hero

ONE Championship elite middleweight contender Aung La N Sang is without question one of the world’s most respected and revered professional athletes from Myanmar and poses a unique Mixed Martial Arts style which has universally earned the ONE Championship sensation the moniker of ”The Burmese Python”.
The talented 32-year-old professional athlete was born in Myitkyina in the mountainous region of Kachin State, whereas Aung La N Sang is part of an ethnic minority in Myanmar known as the Kachin.
In January 2017, Aung La N Sang fought with courage and honor in a valiant effort against reigning ONE Championship Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash, which Aung La N Sang lost via decision. Over 50 million Myanmese citizens will be united as one as their national treasure brings Myanmar together as well as continuing the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts in Asia.
However, the widely respected Myanmar national hero now firmly seeks to avenge the loss and claim a victory in his native homeland against Bigdash. Vitaly Bigdash is currently undefeated (9-0) and even though Aung La N Sang (19-10) is regarded as the underdog at the forthcoming ONE Championship: Light of a Nation event on June 30, the Myanmese professional athlete has an entire nation behind him as well as his loyal fans backing him inside the surefire sold-out Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on June 30.

The last fight I took on short notice and I wasn’t at my best. This time, with better preparation and a full training camp, I vow to give a much better account of myself. Competing in Yangon in front of all my fans is such an honor, and I promise to do everything within my power to bring the belt back to Myanmar! It’s going to be an epic battle of attrition, and the better man will emerge victorious on the night.” said Aung La N Sang.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman, and CEO of ONE Championship stated: “The first bout was an absolute showcase of incredible skill and unwavering determination, and the rematch promises nothing short of another classic. Yangon’s favorite son, Aung La N Sang, will get another crack at the ONE Middleweight World Championship held by Vitaly Bigdash. This time, it will be on his home turf. Fans will not want to miss all the action that goes down at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION this June!”


ONE Championship Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash has solidified his reputation as one of the top Mixed Martial Artists internationally and made his ONE Championship debut in 2015; Vitaly Bigdash captured the ONE Championship middleweight championship against Igor Svirid in one of the most intense and action-filled showdowns in ONE Championship history.
However, Aung La N Sang essentially has almost nothing to lose and everything to prove when he faces Vitaly Bigdash in the high-profile rematch on June 30.
Will the Myanmese sensation rise to the occasion before his own people in Myanmar at ONE Championship: Light of a Nation or will Vitaly Bigdash emerge victorious over Aung La N Sang once again in one of the biggest rematches of the year in Asian Mixed Martial Arts?



Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM and ABC/NBC/CNN/FOX News featured hit News2Share in Washington, D.C. Perretta is also a Courtside Reporter for BBC televised BBL franchise London Lions. Perretta's work has been published in reputable publications in print newsstands and online in the United States, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom and has interviewed a plethora of trailblazing and influential stars in the fields of professional sports, entertainment, music, politics, literature, film, philanthropy, lifestyle and business (Perretta has interviewed Michael Vick, Alysson Felix, Asafa Powell, Lisa Guerrero, Mick Foley to name a few); Perretta is a one-time AAU basketball reporter who has also covered the acclaimed NBA Footlocker 3x World Tour (interviewing NBA San Antonio Spurs star Rudy Gay); Perretta was invited to the world class Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in May 2017 hosted by Bellator MMA Brand Ambassador, Gracie Jiu-Jiu Jitsu Pioneer, Brazilian national treasure/hero and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and has a global reach outside of the United States into desirable markets such as Asia and Europe. Furthermore, Perretta was also officially invited as a guest to the Olympic Musuem in Laussane, Switzerland prior to the advent of the London 2012 Olympics to bear the Olympic torch. Perretta has collaborated with a multitude of globally reputable blue chip corporate businesses such as UFC, Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, New Japan Pro Wrestling, RIZIN Fighting Federation, INVICTA FC, Arsenal W.F.C, IAAF Athletics, MLS (Major League Soccer), English Premier League, SKY BET Championship, USL (United Soccer League), WWE, GFW/Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, DDP Yoga, coupled alongside appearing on ESPN Radio, FOX Sports Radio, VAVEL and WBAD (Washington, DC).

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